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Gendered Infrastructures: Space, Scale, and Identity

Yaffa Truelove

Brings together feminist and geographical approaches to the gendered dimensions of various types of infrastructure across the globe.

The first book to take a feminist geographical approach to infrastructure, Gendered Infrastructures delves into the complex relationships between identity, social relations, and infrastructure. By drawing on feminist scholarship to enable new frameworks for critical study, this edited volume explores the gendered nature of infrastructures as diverse as Senegal's waste disposal, Vietnam's cement industry, and Lilongwe's water kiosks. The chapters consider how infrastructural assemblages rework and shape gendered relations, identities, and meanings across space, while tracing the intersectionality of relations and uneven geographies that surround infrastructure. Ultimately, the contributors show how gender is always present in the quotidian building blocks that organize the socio-material world and daily life.

Edited by Yaffa Truelove and Anu Sabhlok, and the third book in Amy Trauger and Jennifer Fluri's Gender, Feminism, and Geography series, the original essays in Gendered Infrastructures respond to and build upon a "new infrastructural turn in critical scholarship"--one that has helped enliven studies of identity across scale. The volume is relevant to geographers, anthropologists, architects, sociologists, urban researchers, and other interdisciplinary scholars interested in the gendered and social dimensions of infrastructure.

Book Details

  • Publisher: West Virginia University Press
  • Publish Date: Mar 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 264
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.70in - 5.70in - 0.70in - 1.05lb
  • EAN: 9781959000082
  • Categories: Feminism & Feminist TheoryHuman GeographyGender Studies

About the Author

Yaffa Truelove is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and the Program in International Affairs at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on urban and feminist political ecologies of water, urban infrastructure, and the governance of Indian cities.

Anu Sabhlok is a professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali. Her work lies at the intersection of feminist geography, architecture, labor studies, and critical infrastructure studies.

Praise for this book
"This collection offers insights into the ways in which infrastructural challenges, restrictions, breakdowns, and opportunities intersect with gendered labor, mobility, and the ability to effectively access spaces and live in specific places. It will undoubtedly make important and lasting contributions to the extant literature in feminist geography and geographies of development."
Jennifer L. Fluri, coauthor of Engendering Development: Capitalism and Inequality in the Global Economy