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New Space For Women

1st Edition

By Gerda R Wekerle

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352 pages

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Description

In recent years, increasing self-awareness has led women to examine and question their environments—largely designed and structured by men—in light of their particular needs and experiences. Inevitably, these changes in consciousness have led to demands for changes in existing architectural, social, and psychological environments and for an increas

Table of Contents

Also of Interest -- Preface -- Introduction -- The Domestic Workplace -- Introduction -- The Home: A Critical Problem for Changing Sex Roles1 -- The Household as Workplace: Wives, Husbands, and Children -- The Appropriation of the House: Changes in House Design and Concepts of Domesticity -- Redesigning the Domestic Workplace -- Urban Design: The Price Women Pay -- Introduction -- Women’s Place in the New Suburbia -- Women’s Travel Patterns in a Suburban Development -- Women in the Suburban Environment: A U.S.-Sweden Comparison -- Swedish Women in Single-Family Housing -- Toward Supportive Neighborhoods: Women’s Role in Changing the Segregated City -- Women in Environmental Decisionmaking: Institutional Constraints -- Introduction -- Architecture: Toward a Feminist Critique -- Women in Planning: There’s More to Affirmative Action than Gaining Access -- No Academic Matter: Unconscious Discrimination in Environmental Design Education -- From Kitchen to Storefront: Women in the Tenant Movement -- Women at City Hall -- Women as Environmental Activists -- Introduction -- The Los Angeles Woman’s Building: A Public Center for Woman’s Culture -- Emergency Shelter: The Development of an Innovative Women’s Environment -- Housing for Single-Parent Families: A Women’s Design

About the Author

Gerda R. Wekerle (Ph.D., sociology) are associate professors in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.

Rebecca Peterson (Ph.D., psychology) are associate professors in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.

David Morley (Ph.D., geography) are associate professors in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies