Merely feminist: Politics, partiality, gender, and geography

Research paper by Louise Amoore

Indexed on: 14 Apr '20Published on: 10 Apr '20Published in: Progress in human geography


Progress in Human Geography, Ahead of Print. This article introduces a virtual theme issue dedicated to the intersection of feminist and political geographies. Through a tracing of feminist thought in human geography across the 25 year period of 1993 to 2018, via the debates in Progress in Human Geography, what comes into view is a treatment of politics and the political that yields an alternative genealogy of political geography. Feminist work has advanced a fundamental critique of what has come to count as politics in human geography. Drawing on Judith Butler’s concept of the ‘merely cultural’, I suggest that a continued annexing of the ‘merely feminist’ has rendered alternative vocabularies of the political and different scales of politics as supplements to that which is registered as politics within political geography.