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Title: Putting women in their place : contributions to a Portuguese historiography of geography (1955 to 1974)
Author: Rodrigues, Marta
ISNI:       0000 0004 7966 989X
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2019
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This thesis examines the relationship between gender and the production of geographical knowledge. It provides a critical analysis of women's positions within Portuguese Geography from 1955 to 1974, a time when Salazar's dictatorship sought to impose severe restrictions on women's horizons. The originality of this work relies not only on the time frame under scrutiny but also in the fact that a work of this kind has never previously been attempted. In the Portuguese geographical context, contrary to its Anglo-American counterpart, feminist historiography is not a well-established field. As such, this study not only intends to incorporate women into the history of the discipline, making it more inclusive, but also to contribute to a growing interest and expansion of the field in Portugal. This study addresses the history of the discipline, questions of gender, patriarchy and women's positionality through the lenses of critical postcolonial and feminist geographies. It establishes the need to introduce feminist perspectives into scholarship and teaching about histories of geographical knowledge. It contributes to a new chapter in the history of Portuguese Geography and a larger awareness of other voices in the geographical panorama.
Supervisor: Phillips, Richard ; Valentine, Gill Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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