Urban Feminism in the 21st Century
Lecture by Linda J. Peake (Professor in the Urban Studies program, City Institute, York University)
What does it mean to engage with feminism in the urban twenty-first century?
Academic perspectives on feminism, gender and the urban began in the 1960s. In the twentieth century the field developed along two separate trajectories one in the global north and one in the global south. This lecture examines the legacies of this heritage and outlines how urbanization is a deeply gendered process. I focus on visible contemporary urban gendered geographies of inequality, poverty, and social justice, and consider feminism’s role in urban theory and democratic futures.
About the Lecturer
Linda J. Peake is Professor in the Urban Studies program in the Department of Social Science, and Director of the City Institute at York University, Toronto, Canada. Her recent edited books include Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban (with Martina Reiker, Routledge, 2013) and Urbanization In A Global Context (with Alison Bain, OUP, 2017). She has published in a wide range of academic journals and is a previous editor of Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
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