1st Edition

Full Circles Geographies of Women over the Life Course

Edited By Cindi Katz, Janice Monk Copyright 1993
    332 Pages
    by Routledge

    332 Pages
    by Routledge

    Full Circles describes the very different lives and expectations of women in post-industrial and developing countries from childhood to old age. Analysing how class, ethnicity, nationality and individual values intersect with the experience of the life course, the book explores the futures open to women in diverse and changing locations.

    1: When in the World are Women?; 2: Women and Work Across the Life Course; 3: Eliminating the Journey to Work; 4: Growing Girls/Closing Circles; 5: ‘He Won't Let She Stretch She Foot'; 6: Women, Work and the Life Course in the Rural Caribbean; 7: Gender and the Life Course on the Frontiers of Settlement in Colombia; 8: Old Ties; 9: Life Course and Space; 10: Local Childcare Strategies in Montréal, Québec; 11: Women'S Travel Patterns at Various Stages of their Lives; 12: Women, the State and the Life Course in Urban Australia; 13: Making Connections


    Cindi Katz, Janice Monk

    `Katz and Monk make a timely and important contribution to feminist scholarship ... will be a valuable addition to the libraries of geographers, and others in the social and behavioural sciences, who are interested in incorporating gender into their teaching or scholarship.' - Environment and Planning D

    `... an original, ambitious, and welcome addition to the Gender Studies literature...a volume which breaks new ground and promises to open several avenues to further research and debate...this is not only a book of intellectual significance, it is also one with a heart, in that it touches the reader in more than a simply academic way.' - Population Studies

    `This book should have a wide audience, across a range of disciplines ... will prove a valuable addition to a wide range of reading lists on women's experiences ... read and enjoy.' - International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

    `The particular strengths of this original edited collection are the introduction, which establishes the agenda of the book, and the conclusion which draws out its policy, practical and theoretical implications. All the chapters are short and accessible and most present interesting qualitative material... This book is certainly a significant step in charting a middle course and is a valuable text for academics and undergraduates.' - Progress in Human Geography