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Putting Women in their Place: Contributions to a Portuguese Historiography of Geography (1955 to 1974)

Rodrigues, Marta (2019) Putting Women in their Place: Contributions to a Portuguese Historiography of Geography (1955 to 1974). PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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Abstract

This thesis examines the relationship between gender and the production of geographical knowledge. It provides a critical analysis of women’s positions within Portuguese Geography from 1955 to 1974, a time when Salazar’s dictatorship sought to impose severe restrictions on women’s horizons. The originality of this work relies not only on the time frame under scrutiny but also in the fact that a work of this kind has never previously been attempted. In the Portuguese geographical context, contrary to its Anglo-American counterpart, feminist historiography is not a well-established field. As such, this study not only intends to incorporate women into the history of the discipline, making it more inclusive, but also to contribute to a growing interest and expansion of the field in Portugal. This study addresses the history of the discipline, questions of gender, patriarchy and women’s positionality through the lenses of critical postcolonial and feminist geographies. It establishes the need to introduce feminist perspectives into scholarship and teaching about histories of geographical knowledge. It contributes to a new chapter in the history of Portuguese Geography and a larger awareness of other voices in the geographical panorama.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: feminist historiography; Portuguese women geographers; gender; histories of geographical knowledge
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Geography (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Miss Marta Rodrigues
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2019 08:27
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2019 08:27
URI: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/24578

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