Feminist, Queer and Trans Geographies

Foregrounding critical, theoretical and political interventions that emerge both from feminist and non-heteronormative perspectives, experiences and geographies. Beyond just identitarian politics, this section provides a platform for writings that explore the social and spatial processes towards which feminist, queer and trans imaginations and politics gesture.

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Hope, home and insecurity: Gendered labours of resilience among the urban poor of Metro Cebu, the Philippines

This article traces the labours of hope embedded in the everyday social reproductive practices of urban poor homeowner association members in Metro Cebu, the Philippines. It explores how aspirations for housing and land tenure security and the (failed) promises of opportunity bound in the urban materialise in the narratives and activities of women and men living in informal settlements.

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Jordana Ramalho

Urban commons to private property: Gendered environments in Mumbai’s fisher communities

This paper centers fisherwomen’s urban worlds to analyze the uneven legibility of existing spatial patterns. My analysis of the enclosure of urban ecological commons and its gendered dimensions advances a dialogue between intersectional feminist and urban political ecology on colonial–neoliberal continuities, categorical exclusions in public–private binaries, and gendered urban environments.

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Aparna Parikh

“I want to … let my country shine”: Nationalism, development, and the geographies of beauty

In this article, Annie M Elledge and Caroline Faria attend to the powerful role of beauty labor, norms, and practices in national development through the Miss Tourism Uganda beauty pageant.

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Annie M Elledge, Caroline Faria

Gendering the care/control nexus of the humanitarian border: Women’s bodies and gendered control of mobility in a EUropean borderland

Nina Sahraoui's article uncovers how medical humanitarianism, enmeshed in the border regime, yields gendered constraints from practices of immobilisation to imposed practices of mothering.

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Nina Sahraoui

Mapping lesbian and queer lines of desire: Constellations of queer urban space

In this paper, Jen Jack Gieseking writes that, like stars in the sky, contemporary urban lesbians and queers often create and rely on fragmented and fleeting experiences in lesbian–queer places, evoking patterns based on generational, racialized, and classed identities.

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Jen Jack Gieseking

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