Local/Global

A View from Geography
  • Altha J. Cravey

Abstract

The research presented in this volume challenges us to conceive of places as uniquely constituted and produced by local inhabitants, their everyday negotiations, and their on-going struggles to shape their lives. Place is thus understood as dynamic and open, constantly recreated through social processes that are, in turn, deeply embedded in particular places. In harnessing desalambrar, a verb that is an explicit call to action, to a gendered analysis of power dynamics in specific places, institutions, and ideologies, Hurtig, Montoya, and Frazier also challenge scholars to reexamine the categories upon which our own intellectual praxis proceeds. I do so here by engaging, as a feminist geographer, in discussion with feminist anthropologists about the nature of place (and the “local”), in the hopes of devising new geographies of feminist intervention.

Keywords

Arena Argentina Harness Metaphor 

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