Academic journal article Hagar

Preface

Academic journal article Hagar

Preface

Article excerpt

It is a particularly great pleasure for me to write a few words of introduction that will serve to launch this special issue of Hagar devoted to the complex relations of spaces and their gendered articulation. As senior editor of Hagar, I seldom take an active role in the content or process of formation of the essays presented by our guest editors. But as a feminist scholar who has always been keen on the analysis of social spaces, I made an exception here and traveled from my remote desert abode to Jerusalem to attend the conference where the papers that appear in this issue were originally presented. The conference setting was unique. Lectures were held in rooms shaded by thick stone walls, and discussions between sessions were carried out in the midst of the manicured flowerbeds and lavish gardens of the Sisters of Zion monastery tucked in the picturesque Jerusalem neighborhood of Ein Karem.

I attended a full day of lectures and learned what we all know: that feminist knowledge and feminist research cross disciplinary boundaries. …

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