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Women geographers and the International Geographical Union

Joos Droogleever Fortuijn

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Este artículo expone la infrarrepresentación de las mujeres en la Geografía alrededor del mundo y se centra en la posición de las mujeres en la comunidad global de Geografía de la Unión Geográfica Internacional (UGI). En primer lugar, hace un recorrido por la infrarrepresentación de las mujeres en la Geografía en diferentes partes del mundo, el que prueba que las mujeres están especialmente infrarrepresentadas en las posiciones de poder y prestigio. En segundo lugar, resume los factores que explican la infrarrepresentación de las mujeres en Geografía. Por último, analiza la posición de las mujeres en el gobierno de la UGI. El artículo concluye que las mujeres geógrafas están infrarrepresentadas en la UGI al igual que en los departamentos de Geografía alrededor del mundo. La participación de las mujeres en el gobierno de la UGI refleja el sesgo de género de las subdisciplinas en Geografía, como disciplina integradora de ciencias naturales, ciencias sociales y humanidades, en la que la representación de mujeres es más alta en la Geografía humana que en la Geografía física y otras subdisciplinas técnicas. La representación de las mujeres suele provenir  de países de altos ingresos de Europa, Norteamérica y Oceanía y de Latinoamérica más que de Asia y África.

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