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Refractions and recombinations of the ‘economic’ and the ‘social’: a personalized reflection on challenges by—and to—feminist urban geographies

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This invited essay responds to requests by the Suzanne Mackenzie Memorial Lecture Nominating Committee and by the former Editor of this journal to take stock of and provide intellectual-historical context for the major preoccupations that characterized feminist urban geography in its early years, by means of a personalized reflection in light of the author's own positioning in those debates and interventions. The thread running through the article is that of the relationship between the ‘economic’ and the ‘social’ in urban geography. The last section briefly considers new challenges that neoliberalism poses for critical feminist urban geographies.

Keywords: Géographie urbaine féministe; Montréal; economic restructuring; embourgeoisement des quartiers; feminist urban geography; gentrification; neoliberalism; néolibéralisme; reproduction sociale; restructuration économique; social reproduction

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Montréal, QC H2X 1E3 ( ), Email:

Publication date: December 1, 2010


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