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Routledge International Studies of Women and Place


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Reproductive Geographies: Bodies, Places and Politics

Reproductive Geographies: Bodies, Places and Politics

1st Edition

Marcia R. England, Maria Fannin, Helen Hazen
November 29, 2018

The sites, spaces and subjects of reproduction are distinctly geographical. Reproductive geographies span different scales - body, home, local, national, global - and movements across space. This book expands our understanding of the socio-cultural and spatial aspects of fertility, pregnancy and...

Gender, Companionship, and Travel: Discourses in Pre-modern and Modern Travel Literature

Gender, Companionship, and Travel: Discourses in Pre-modern and Modern Travel Literature

1st Edition

Floris Meens, Tom Sintobin
November 15, 2018

Over the last couple of decades there has been a strong academic interest in how individuals interact with each other while en route. Yet, even if various studies have informed us about present-day realities of travel companionships, we know little about the influence of gender both on these...

Education, Gender and Development: A Capabilities Perspective

Education, Gender and Development: A Capabilities Perspective

1st Edition

Mari-Anne Okkolin
June 14, 2018

This compelling book takes a novel approach to the complexities of girls’ and women’s education in the global South. To unravel the critical issues and processes behind educational advancement and to identify the factors that support the construction of educational well-being and agency from gender...

Women Migrant Workers: Ethical, Political and Legal Problems

Women Migrant Workers: Ethical, Political and Legal Problems

1st Edition

Zahra Meghani
February 12, 2018

This volume makes the case for the fair treatment of female migrant workers from the global South who are employed in wealthy liberal democracies as care workers, domestic workers, home health workers, and farm workers. An international panel of contributors provide analyses of the ethical,...

Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

1st Edition

Victoria K. Haskins, Claire Lowrie
February 12, 2018

This groundbreaking book brings together two key themes that have not been addressed together previously in any sustained way: domestic service and colonization. Colonization offers a rich and exciting new paradigm for analyzing the phenomenon of domestic labor by non-family workers, paid and...

Gender and Wildfire: Landscapes of Uncertainty

Gender and Wildfire: Landscapes of Uncertainty

1st Edition

Christine Eriksen
February 05, 2018

In pursuit of lifestyle change, affordable property, and proximity to nature, people from all walks of life are moving to the wildland-urban interface. Tragic wildfires and a predicted increase in high fire danger weather with climate change have triggered concern for the safety of such amenity-led...

Disasters, Gender and Access to Healthcare: Women in Coastal Bangladesh

Disasters, Gender and Access to Healthcare: Women in Coastal Bangladesh

1st Edition

Nahid Rezwana
December 01, 2017

Disasters, Gender and Access to Healthcare: Women in Coastal Bangladesh emphasizes women’s experiences in cyclone disasters being confined with gendered identity and responsibilities in developing socio-economic conditions with minimum healthcare facilities. The study is situated in the coastal...

A Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental Change

A Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental Change

1st Edition

Stephanie Buechler, Anne-Marie S. Hanson
October 11, 2016

This edited volume explores how a feminist political ecology framework can bring fresh insights to the study of rural and urban livelihoods dependent on vulnerable rivers, lakes, watersheds, wetlands and coastal environments. Bringing together political ecologists and feminist scholars from...

Gender Politics in the Asia-Pacific Region

Gender Politics in the Asia-Pacific Region

1st Edition

Brenda S. A. Yeoh, Peggy Teo, Shirlena Huang
August 15, 2014

Amidst the unevenness and unpredictability of change in the Asia-Pacific region, women's lives are being transformed. This volume takes up the challenge of exploring the ways in which women are active players, collaborators, participants, leaders and resistors in the politics of change in the...

Feminist Advocacy and Gender Equity in the Anglophone Caribbean: Envisioning a Politics of Coalition

Feminist Advocacy and Gender Equity in the Anglophone Caribbean: Envisioning a Politics of Coalition

1st Edition

Michelle V. Rowley
October 14, 2013

This book uses the Anglophone Caribbean as its site of critique to explore two important questions within development studies. First, to what extent has the United Nations' call to implement gender-mainstreaming projects resulted in the realization of gender equity for women within developing...

Women, Religion, and Space in China: Islamic Mosques & Daoist Temples, Catholic Convents & Chinese Virgins

Women, Religion, and Space in China: Islamic Mosques & Daoist Temples, Catholic Convents & Chinese Virgins

1st Edition

Maria Jaschok, Jingjun Shui
August 06, 2013

What enables women to hold firm in their beliefs in the face of long years of hostile persecution by the Communist party/state? How do women withstand daily discrimination and prolonged hardship under a Communist regime which held rejection of religious beliefs and practices as a patriotic duty?...

Gender, Migration and Domestic Service

Gender, Migration and Domestic Service

1st Edition

Janet Henshall Momsen
May 07, 2013

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