Women, Men, Positionalities and Emotion: Doing Feminist Geographies of Religion

  • Peter E. Hopkins School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University
Keywords: social difference, cultural difference, feminist geographies of religion, Muslim youth, gender relations, positionality, emotion


In the last ten years, geographers have increasingly focused upon religion as a significant marker of social and cultural difference. Using such work as a base for discussion, this paper maps out some potential avenues for future work about feminist geographies of religion. I draw simultaneously upon existing trends in the discipline, and experiences of fieldwork with Muslim youth to suggest ways in which feminist approaches might be developed in research on geographies of religion. In doing so, I focus in particular upon three areas of feminist geographical inquiry – gender relations, positionalities and emotions.
How to Cite
Hopkins, Peter. 1. “Women, Men, Positionalities and Emotion: Doing Feminist Geographies of Religion”. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies 8 (1), 1-17. https://acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/article/view/818.