By any other name? The women and Geography study group

Katherine Brickell, Avril Maddrell, Amber Martin, Linda Price

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If one grants that meanings are constructed through exclusions, one must acknowledge and take responsibility for the exclusions involved in one's own project. (Wallach Scott 1988, 7)

Names can be important, as an identity marker and public persona, especially if they shape our own and others' expectations – ask any woman named Hope or Patience. In this short piece we consider what the Women and Geography Study Group of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) represents to both those inside and outside the group in the 21st century and make a case for change to a more inclusionary title.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-12
Issue number1
Early online date01 Feb 2013
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Bibliographical note

|A position paper co-written by members of the RGS/IBG Women and Geography Study Group after much consultation within the group i.e. Bricknell, K., Maddrell, A. Martin, A. and Price, L.


  • feminist geography men inclusion


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