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Complex Locations: Women's Geographical Work in the UK 1850-1970

Complex Locations: Women's Geographical Work in the UK 1850-1970

Avril Maddrell

ISBN: 978-1-444-39958-5 June 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 432 Pages

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Description

This enlightening book makes visible the lives and works of women who played a critical role in the development of geography as an academic field.
  • A rare and detailed analysis of the geographical work of 30 individual women geographers from 1850 to 1970
  • Includes oral histories from women who have held appointments in British universities since World War II
  • Makes the work of women geographers visible and challenges the notion of pre 1970s geography as an overwhelmingly masculine field
  • Makes an important contribution to debates about the theoretical and methodological framing of the historiography of geography
List of Figures and Tables.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

1. Putting Women in their Place: Women in the Historiography of Geography.

2. Women and British Geographical Societies: Medals, Membership, Inclusion and Exclusion.

3. Marion Newbigin and the Liminal Role of the Geographical Editor: Hired Help or Disciplinary Gatekeeper?

4. Women Travellers: Inside or Outside the Canon?

5. Women in Geographical Education: Demand for Geography Teachers and Teaching by Example.

6. Diplomas, Degrees and Appointments: The First Generation of Women Geographers in Academia.

7. Fieldwork and War Work: Interwar University Geographers.

8. The War Years and Immediate Post-War Period.

9. University Expansion, Specialisation and Quantification: 1950–70.

10. Conclusion: Mapping the ‘Hidden’ Women in British Geography 1900–70.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

"Complex locations should be included on all undergraduate courses about the history of the discipline, and should be read widely by other researchers interested in women and the history of geography, science and education." (Area Book Reviews, 1 November 2010)


  • A rare and detailed analysis of the geographical work of 30 individual women geographers from 1850 to 1970
  • A comprehensive examination of women’s roles in the development of geography as an academic discipline, including research, teaching, and fieldwork
  • Includes oral histories from women who have held appointments in British universities since World War II
  • Makes the work of women geographers visible and challenges the notion of pre 1970s geography as an overwhelmingly masculine field
  • Makes an important contribution to debates about the theoretical and methodological framing of the historiography of geography