Feminist geographies in Aotearoa New Zealand: cultural, social and political moments

Aotearoa New Zealand is a nation of promise, potential and enigma: it was the first country in the world where women gained the vote in 1893 and now boasts the youngest woman world leader in 2017. It is also a postcolonial nation where structural racism, homophobia, and sexism persist, yet it has also given legal personhood to a river. Our Country Report foregrounds Aotearoa New Zealand feminist geographic scholarship that responds to, reflects, and sometimes resists such contrasts and contradictions at the national scale. We employ the lens of the 2017 national election to critically engage with current gendered and indigenous politics in the country. Analyzing these politics through three ‘feminist moments,’ our paper highlights the breadth and scope of current Aotearoa New Zealand feminist geographic scholarship and directions.
“This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in "Gender, place and culture" on 22 August 2019, available at: http://www.tandfonline.com10.1080/0966369X.2018.1558180/
Gender, Place and Culture, 2019, 26 (7-9), pp. 1182 - 1197