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Aug 2, 2016

Difference in Economic Geography

Abstract

When the invitation to participate in this panel titled “Feminist Economic Geography: What Difference Does Difference Make?” came addressed to Maryann Feldman, I thought it was surely some mistake. After all, I am not a feminist geographer. I like to associate with geographers because they are interesting and eclectic, open to new ideas and methods and ask interesting questions. The panel invited women scholars to consider how feminist approaches have—and have not—made a difference in economic geography. In writing this brief response, I asked Erica Schoenberger to join me as we hold similar perspectives. In our scholarship, research questions have always been more important than gender. Things have gotten better but not by enough. Both Erica and I have lived our lives as feminists, independently and always striving for professional excellence. It was perpetually surprising when gender was, and still is, an issue. There was an invitation to be personal and thought provoking and in what follows we offer Feldman’s story first and Schoenberger takes over.


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