Redesigning the American Dream: Gender,Housing,and Family Life / Edition 2

Redesigning the American Dream: Gender,Housing,and Family Life / Edition 2

by Dolores Hayden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393730948

ISBN-13: 9780393730944

Pub. Date: 08/01/2002

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Award for Excellence in Design Research, the Paul Davidoff Award for an Outstanding Book in Urban Planning, the Vesta Award for Feminist Scholarship in the Arts, and an ALA Notable Book Award: a provocative critique of how American housing patterns impact private and public life.
Americans still build millions of

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Winner of the National Endowment for the Arts Award for Excellence in Design Research, the Paul Davidoff Award for an Outstanding Book in Urban Planning, the Vesta Award for Feminist Scholarship in the Arts, and an ALA Notable Book Award: a provocative critique of how American housing patterns impact private and public life.
Americans still build millions of dream houses in neighborhoods that sustain Victorian stereotypes of the home as 'woman's place' and the city as 'man's world.' Urban historian and architect Dolores Hayden tallies the personal and social costs of an American 'architecture of gender' for the two-earner family, the single-parent family, and single people. Many societies have struggled with the architectural and urban consequences of women's paid employment: Hayden traces three models of home in historical perspective—the haven strategy in the United States, the industrial strategy in the former USSR, and the neighborhood strategy in European social democracies—to document alternative ways to reconstruct neighborhoods.
Updated and still utterly relevant today as the New Urbanist architects have taken up Hayden's critique of suburban space, this award-winning book is essential reading for architects, planners, public officials, and activists interested in women's social and economic equality.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393730944
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2002 Edition
Acknowledgments
Pt. IThe Evolution of American Housing17
1Housing and American Life19
2From Ideal City to Dream House33
3Awakening from the Dream57
Pt. IIRethinking Private Life79
4Nurturing: Home, Mom, and Apple Pie81
5Economics: Getting and Spending121
6Architecture: Roof, Fire, and Center141
Pt. IIIRethinking Public Life191
7Reconstructing Domestic Space193
8Domesticating Urban Space225
9Beyond the Architecture of Gender239
Notes247
Selected Bibliography269
Index279

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