Diversity, representation, and the limits of engaged pluralism in (economic) geography

Emily Rosenman, Jessa Loomis, Kelly Kay

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Within geography writ large, and economic geography in particular, there has been increasing interest in ‘engaged pluralism’ – defined by its proponents as lively and respectful engagement across theoretical, methodological, and topical lines – to increase diversity and build mutual respect among scholars. Drawing on feminist and postcolonial scholarship, we offer a sympathetic critique of engaged pluralism, grounded in a review of publishing trends in economic geography. Our findings reveal theoretical inertia around particular topics and paradigms, as well as low rates of publishing participation from women. We close with a discussion of engagement, reciprocity, and meaningful contact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)510-533
Number of pages24
JournalProgress in Human Geography
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development


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