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Feminist Epistemologies and the Social Relations of Housing Provision

Citation
Satsangi M (2011) Feminist Epistemologies and the Social Relations of Housing Provision, Housing, Theory and Society, 28 (4), pp. 398-409.

Abstract
Is research that uses the concept of the social relations of housing provision implicitly centred on men and neglectful of women? In this paper, I look at why this might be the case because of the principles by which the social relations of provision are defined. I look at androcentric bias, referring to principles drawn from feminist epistemologies, and make particular use of some recent work in rural geography and sociology. I then look for evidence of androcentrism in my own work on the social relations of housing provision in rural Scotland. I find my work to have had no deliberate conscious focus on male experiences nor neglect of gendered relations and consider some epistemological and methodological implications of this judgement.

Keywords
Androcentrism; Social relations of housing provision; Realism; Feminist epistemology

StatusPublished
AuthorsSatsangi Madhu
Publication date2011
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN 1403-6096
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Housing, Theory and Society: Volume 28, Issue 4

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