Gendered Spaces

Gendered Spaces

by Daphne Spain


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Gendered Spaces

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ISBN-13: 9780807843574
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 03/30/1992
Edition description: 1
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Daphne Spain is James M. Page Professor and Chair, Department of Urban & Environmental Planning in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. She is author of How Women Saved the City.

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This fascinating, scholarly examination delves deeply into the impact of spatial constraints upon women's access to a variety of resources, and ultimately, to gender equality.—Booklist

How does the organization of spaces—exterior locales and interiors for living, work and worship—reflect and determine gender relations? . . . Spain details this fascinating topic with an impressive variety of examples, tables and interpretations of popular documents such as back issues of House Beautiful.—Publishers Weekly

Gendered Spaces is a work of vaulting ambition and synthesis. Daphne Spain is asking about the relations among gender, power, and space, our dwellings and domains. In the future, students of each must confront her probing questions and her challenging answers.—Catharine R. Stimpson, Rutgers University

An original combination of sociology and architectural design provides a convincing lesson on the association between gender stratification and spatial segregation. . . . Truly interdisciplinary, this work will support studies in anthropology, sociology, architecture, design, and of course gender.—Choice

Daphne Spain has written an original, challenging and enlightening book. From ceremonial men's huts in non-industrial cultures to nineteenth-century American vernacular architecture, her broad yet careful comparisons provide a topography of gender inequality and a blueprint for change.—Michael Kimmel, State University of New York at Stony Brook

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