Time, place, and the lifeworlds of feminist geographers: The US in the 1970s

Janice Monk*

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The 1970s, the decade in which Susan Hanson took up an academic appointment in American geography, was a period of marked growth in women's representation and political activism in the discipline and of the emergence of feminist research and teaching. Susan's career illustrates the changes in consciousness, resiliency in the face of setbacks, and creativity of the times. Inspired by the women's movement, and exemplifying collegiality, women geographers identified masculine biases in scholarship and professional practices, initiated research and teaching on women and gender, and worked to enter the leadership of the Association of American geographers. Their efforts were the genesis of the feminism in the profession that has since flourished in the United States. It is fitting that Susan Hanson's leadership and contributions in this arena are widely recognized and honored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages8
JournalGender, Place and Culture
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • 1970s
  • American geography
  • Feminist scholarship
  • Political activism
  • Susan Hanson


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