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Massey, Doreen

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By: Jamie Peck & Nina Ebner | Edited by: Paul Atkinson, Sara Delamont, Alexandru Cernat, Joseph W. Sakshaug & Richard A. Williams Published: 2020 | Length: 3 | DOI: |
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Starting out as an economic geographer, Doreen Massey (1944–2016) made transformative methodological contributions both within and far beyond that field, shaping the ascendant project of feminist geography, influencing the discipline of geography as a whole, and impacting the wider worlds of social theory and progressive politics. Coming from a working-class background in the Northern British city of Manchester, Massey studied geography at Oxford and then regional science at the University of Pennsylvania. She spent the first part of her career at the Centre for Environmental Studies, a London-based think tank, before taking up the position of professor of geography at the Open University, where she worked until her (official) retirement. Along with Stuart Hall and Michael Rustin, Massey was a founding editor of the journal ...

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