Social Construction of Gender Inequality in the Housing System: Housing Experience of Women in Hong Kong, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Social Construction of Gender Inequality in the Housing System

Housing Experience of Women in Hong Kong, 1st Edition

By Paul Pennartz, Anke Niehof


234 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138344105
pub: 2020-02-01
Available for pre-order. Item will ship after 1st February 2020
Hardback: 9781138344075
pub: 2019-06-05
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429438714
pub: 2019-05-23
from $20.00

FREE Standard Shipping!


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.

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General