GGRB13H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Population Ageing, Health Geography, Parental Leave

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GGRB13: Week 4
October 15, 2015
Suzanne Mackenzie Memorial Lecture
Feminist Geography, the ‘Everyday’ and Local- Global Relations: Hidden
Spaces of Place Making
Isabel Dyck
Feminist work on care in the home, she explores the various ways in which the meanings
and organization of care giving activity are intricately connected with the intertwining of
globalisation, neoliberals, social conservatism and a greying population in the west
Introduction
Activity that contributes to the opening up of categories of explanation in the shifting
terriansins of new geographers
Care health care, home making, family care by paid / unpaid members
Everyday actives of care work are effects of the stretching of social, political and
economic relations over space, constructed and negotiated at interlocking scales of
bodies, homes, cities, regions, nations, and the global
Opening up the issue
Brought gender and political economy
Women were urban actors
oEx) active agents with the potential to transform spatial understandings and
arrangements
Through feminist geography’s shifts, however , issues of power, matters of scale and an
approach of building knowledge from women’s experiences are important continuities
Care in the community
Landscapes of care and politics of care are recent focal points in both welfare and health
geography
Research in welfare geography is showing that globalisation, together with neoliberal
nation states and social conservatism, tend to reaffirm gender, racial and class divisions in
arenas of care
The concept of care itself is problematised, as a process, an achievement, a construction
in face of increasing devolution of health care to the community
The community to which care is devolved frequently takes the form of the family home
Feminist work reminds us that the notion of the nuclear family with a conventional
gendered division of labour still underpins policy and informal expectations of who will
bear the primary burden of a wide range of care work
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Feminist geography, the everyday" and local- global relations: hidden. Activity that contributes to the opening up of categories of explanation in the shifting terriansins of new geographers. Care health care, home making, family care by paid / unpaid members. Everyday actives of care work are effects of the stretching of social, political and economic relations over space, constructed and negotiated at interlocking scales of bodies, homes, cities, regions, nations, and the global. Women were urban actors: ex) active agents with the potential to transform spatial understandings and arrangements. Through feminist geography"s shifts, however , issues of power, matters of scale and an approach of building knowledge from women"s experiences are important continuities. Landscapes of care and politics of care are recent focal points in both welfare and health geography. Research in welfare geography is showing that globalisation, together with neoliberal nation states and social conservatism, tend to reaffirm gender, racial and class divisions in arenas of care.

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