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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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405145565
ISBN-10: 1405145560
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 164mm x 28mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Avril Maddrell

Avril Maddrell is a social, cultural and historical geographer, specializing in gender and geographical thought. She has taught at Westminster College in Oxford, the Open University, Oxford Brookes University, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Dr Maddrell's research for this volume has been supported by the British Academy.

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