Feminist geopolitics

Vanessa A. Massaro, Jill Williams

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This paper traces the development of feminist geopolitics as a distinct analytical, epistemological, and methodological approach in geography. Feminist geopolitics is explained as an analytic approach that connects seemingly disparate people, places, events, and issues to show the connections across various operations of power and productions of inequality and exploitation. In so doing, we demonstrate the ways in which feminist geopolitics challenges the scales of geopolitics and refocuses on the mundane, everyday reproductions of geopolitical power. We further discuss recent work in the field that examines issues of security and insecurity to illustrate what insights can be gained by employing a feminist geopolitical framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-577
Number of pages11
JournalGeography Compass
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • General Social Sciences
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Atmospheric Science


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