Putting Women in Place: Feminist Geographers Make Sense of the World / Edition 1

Putting Women in Place: Feminist Geographers Make Sense of the World / Edition 1

by Mona Domosh, Joni Seager
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572306688

ISBN-13: 9781572306684

Pub. Date: 05/30/2001

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.


Why do women and men tend to work in different jobs, in different ways, and in different spaces? Which is more "masculine"--the city or the suburbs? Why is nature often represented in feminine form? This thought-provoking book uses the lens of gender to provide an illuminating new perspective on the geography of everyday life. Domosh and Seager show how notions of…  See more details below

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Why do women and men tend to work in different jobs, in different ways, and in different spaces? Which is more "masculine"--the city or the suburbs? Why is nature often represented in feminine form? This thought-provoking book uses the lens of gender to provide an illuminating new perspective on the geography of everyday life. Domosh and Seager show how notions of maleness and femaleness have influenced our built environment, the locations in which we invest meaning, and the ways we live, work, travel, and explore. From the arrangement of furniture in Victorian homes to the movements of refugees over contemporary borders, the book explores gender patterns and roles across cultures and historical periods. It is lavishly illustrated with line drawings, photographs, and maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572306684
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/30/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Home

The Separation of Spheres
At Home with the Victorians
Reading the Parlor
Cleaning the Parlor
Tastemakers and Home Engineering
Social Engineering
The Suburban Home
The Postmodern Home
Home-Work Relations

Chapter 2: Women at Work

What Is Work?
What Counts?
Footloose Factories and Nimble Fingers: The New Industrial Order
Homework
The Return of the Sweatshop
Between the Sticky Floor and the Glass Ceiling
Gender in the Workplace
Mapping the Terrain of Poverty

Chapter 3: The City

Masculine City, Feminine Country?
The Early Modern City
The Industrial City
Working Women
Shopping Women
Regulating Women
The Modern City
The Postmodern City
Crime and Safety
Homelessness
Gentrification
Diverse Suburbs
The Culture of Shopping
Downtown

Chapter 4: On the Move

The Body in Space
Getting Around: First Principles
Keeping Women in Their Place
Roaming and 'Homing'
Breaking the Bonds of Space and Sex
Auto-masculinity
Global Migration
Refugees
The Sex Trade

Chapter 5: Nations and Empires

Victorian Lady Travelers
Women and Colonial Space
Domestic Space on the Frontier
Domestic Space in the Colonies
Bringing the Imperial Home
Feminism and Imperialism
Gender and Nationalism
Women in Nationalist Movements
Nationalisms and Sexualities

Chapter 6: The Environment

Mothers and Other Forces of Nature
Control
Encounters in the Environment
Studying Nature
Environmental Perception
Environmental Activism and Ecofeminism

References
Index
About the Authors

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