Gender Space Architecture: Interdisciplinary Introduction

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This significant reader brings together for the first time the most important essays concerning the interesting subjects of gender, space and architecture. Carefully structured and with numerous introductory essays, it guides the reader through theoretical and

multi-disciplinary texts to direct considerations of gender in relation to particular architectural sites, projects and ideas. This collection marks a seminal point in gender and architecture, both summarising core debates and pointing toward new diretions and discussions for the


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415172523
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Series: Architext Series
  • Pages: 448
  • Lexile: 1490L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Rendell teaches gender studies, urban history and architectural design at University College London, Winchester School of Art and DeMontfort University. Barbara Penner, Iain Borden lectures in architectural and urban history at The Bartlett, University College London.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Prologue: 'Women's Environmental Rights: A Manifesto' 1
1 Editors' General Introduction 6
Pt. 1 Gender 13
2 Introduction: 'Gender' 15
3 A Room of One's Own (excerpts from Chapter 1) 25
4 The Second Sex (excerpts from the Introduction) 29
5 Excerpts from 'The Problem that Has No Name' 33
6 Excerpts from 'Some Conceptual Problems in Marxist Feminist Analysis' 45
7 'The Master's Tools will Never Dismantle the Master's House' 53
8 Excerpts from 'Why Women Mother' 56
9 'This Sex Which Is Not One' 60
10 Excerpts from 'Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses' 67
11 Excerpts from 'Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis' 74
12 Excerpts from 'The Case for Men's Studies' 88
13 Excerpts from 'Subversive Bodily Acts' 96
Pt. 2 Gender, Space 99
14 Introduction: 'Gender, Space' 101
15 'The Partition of Space' 112
16 Excerpts from 'The Contemporary Workplace' 118
17 'Space, Place and Gender' 128
18 'Men in Space' 134
19 'Claiming the Public Space: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo' 140
20 'Into the Labyrinth' 146
21 Excerpts from 'Modernity and the Spaces of Femininity' 154
22 'Things to Do with Shopping Centres' 168
23 'Everyday and "Other" Spaces' 182
24 'Choosing the Margin as a Space of Radical Openness' 203
25 'Woman, Chora, Dwelling' 210
Pt. 3 Gender, Space, Architecture 223
26 Introduction: 'Gender, Space, Architecture' 225
27 'Julia Morgan' 240
28 'Women and Architecture' 244
29 'Room at the Top? Sexism and the Star System in Architecture' 258
30 'What Would a Non-sexist City Be Like? Speculations on Housing, Urban Design and Human Work' 266
31 'Working with Women' 282
32 'A Feminist Approach to Architecture: Acknowledging Women's Ways of Knowing' 295
33 Excerpts from 'The Creative Process' 306
34 Excerpts from 'The Split Wall: Domestic Voyeurism' 314
35 Excerpts from 'Le Corbusier, Orientalism, Colonialism' 321
36 'Architecture, Authority and the Female Gaze: Planning and Representation in the Early Modern Country House' 332
37 'Closets, Clothes, disClosure' 342
38 'Cadet Quarters, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs' 353
39 'Architecture from Without: Body, Logic and Sex' 358
40 'Big Jugs' 371
41 'Bad Press' 385
42 Epilogue: Excerpts from 'House, 20 June 1994' 397
Bibliography 399
Index 424
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