First published in 1997, this volume recognises the issue of gender inequality in Hong Kong housing. The invisibility of the housing problem is compounded by the dominant patriarchal Chinese culture in Hong Kong. The issue remains marginal in Western countries as well, despite increasing concern. Kam Wah Chan makes meaningful, insightful progress on the housing issue in Hong Kong by focusing on the crucial issues of housing for lone mothers and for women in new towns.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Theory and Methodology. 1. Introduction. 2. Gendering the Housing Question. 3. Women and Housing in Hong Kong: the Structural context. 4. Researching Gender Issues. Part 2. Housing Experiences of Lone Mothers. 5. Restraining Lone Mothers’ Problem Solving Ability. 6. Marginalizing Lone Mother Families. Part 3. Women in New Towns. 7. Confining Women at Home. 8. Marginalizing Women at Work. Part 4. Conclusion and Discussion. 9. Social Construction of Gender Inequality.