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Toward a Feminist Historiography of Geography
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
Vol. 16, No. 1 (1991), pp. 95-104
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Recent attempts to contextualize the history of geography have ignored the gendered construction of much of that history, while arguments for a post-modern human geography have ignored feminist theory. By examining the stories of Victorian women explorers, this essay suggests how women have contributed to the formation of geographic knowledge, and, by implication, asks what can be learned by considering the contribution of women's ways of knowing to our reconstruction of human geography.
Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers © 1991 The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)