Feminist Geographic Information Sciences (FGIS)
Christie, Maria Elisa
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This presentation was developed as a teaching module to contribute to the gap of feminist geographic information systems (FGIS) in international development. It summaries recent literature on GIS theory and development and its intersection with critical and feminist theory. There are arguments that GIS lacks the tools to visualize social processes and lacks the representation of marginalized populations. It is labelled as being masculinist in nature by many scholars in social science fields. As a result, there has been a call for feminist GIS which challenges these claims and uses GIS in innovative ways to capture human patterns.