Skip to main content

‘Well weather is not a girl thing is it?’ Contemporary amateur meteorology, gender relations and the shaping of domestic masculinity

Buy Article:

$47.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Although there is a growing scholarship on the history of amateur meteorology, contemporary amateur meteorology has tended to remain a largely invisible social phenomenon. Moreover, questions of female involvement and gender relations therein have tended to be overlooked. This paper seeks to address this gap by drawing on interviews with members of one of the most important amateur meteorological networks in the UK—the Climatological Observers Link. The research identifies a predominantly male bias within amateur meteorology in the UK, offers insight into why and how this bias has emerged and explores the implications of this bias for gender politics in the home. It also considers the way in which, as a pursuit that is very much situated within the domestic sphere, amateur meteorology complicates traditional framings of the home as a female realm and contributes to a domestic masculinity.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Keywords: amateur; domestic space; espace domestique; espacio doméstico; gender; genre; género; masculinidad; masculinity; masculinité; meteorology; meteorología; météorologie

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: School of Geography, University of Nottingham, University ParkNottingham,NG7 2RD, UK

Publication date: 2012-05-01

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more