How Theory and Practice Relate
By (author) Geraldine Pratt
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Working Feminism by Geraldine Pratt
Book DescriptionWorking Feminism looks at key concepts and debates within feminist theory and puts them to work concretely in relation to the real problems faced by Filipina domestic workers and Asian youth in Canada. It draws to the fore the metaphorical and concrete geographies that lie implicit and underdeveloped within much feminist theory and suggests that a geographical imagination offers a means of reframing debates beyond polarised theoretical and political positions. Alternating between theoretical and empirical chapters, substantial and wide-ranging discussions of human rights, multiculturalism, transnationalism and feminist politics are brought to earth and -- by putting them into the context of individual predicaments -- to life. The empirical chapters build from a decade-long collaboration with an activist group -- the Philippine Women Centre -- in Vancouver, Canada. They demonstrate the fruits of a close and innovative engagement between poststructuralist feminist theory and participatory action research. The book demonstrates the immediate practicality of abstract debate, and works away at divisions between culturalist and materialist, theoretical and practical feminisms.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748615704
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Dictionary of Human Geography, Hardback (April 2009)» View all books by Geraldine Pratt
The Dictionary of Human Geography is the definitive guide to issues and ideas, methods and theories in human geography. Now in its fifth edition, this ground-breaking text has been comprehensively revised to reflect the changing nature and practice of human geography and its rapidly developing connections with other fields.
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Author Biography - Geraldine Pratt
Geraldine Pratt is Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia. She is editor of Society and Space, co-editor of The Dictionary of Human Geography 4th edition (Blackwell, 2000), and has published extensively in feminist and cultural geography and theory.
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