Consensus and invisibility: The representation of women in human geography textbooks

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Abstract

Neither the accomplishments of feminist scholarship, nor recent geographic research on women, seems to have had much effect on the representation of women in human geography textbooks. Relying on a set of traditional models, these texts reproduce the gender blind fictions of consensus, neutrality, and objectivity that the models and the textbooks themselves construct. Because the texts that initiate students into the discipline lag so seriously behind current consciousness and scholarship, women’s invisibility not only continues in the human geography curriculum and classroom but is actually intensified by our own pedagogy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-409
Number of pages13
JournalProfessional Geographer
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1989
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Gender
  • Ideology
  • Language
  • Textbooks
  • Women

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