Against a history of academic and policy literature framing displacement as a gender-neutral phenomenon, Brickell and Speer explore what gendered and feminist approaches bring to research on displacement. The chapter argues that gendered and feminist approaches contribute to the production of situated, grounded, and embodied knowledges of displacement and take into consideration the multi-scalar politics of (im)mobility and its violences on differently positioned gendered bodies. The first part of the chapter concentrates on the physical and emotional labour involved in responding to, and living with, displacement, and the second hones in on neglected temporalities and hidden geographies of displacement which are commonly missing in mainstream writing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Displacement
EditorsPeter Adey, Janet Bowstead, Katherine Brickell, Mike Dolton, Vandana Desai , Alasdair Pinkerton, Ayesha Siddiqi
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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