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

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Domosh (geography, Dartmouth College) and Seager (geography, the University of Vermont) use gender as a lens for looking at the geography of everyday life. They show how notions of maleness and femaleness have influenced the built environment and the ways in which we live, work, travel, and explore. Discussion ranges from the arrangement of furniture in Victorian homes to the movements of refugees over contemporary borders, exploring gender patterns and roles across cultures and historical periods. Includes b&w historical photos and illustrations.
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This thought-provoking book uses the lens of gender to 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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Mona Domosh is Professor of Geography at Dartmouth College. She is the author of [ital]Invented Cities[/i], the coauthor of [i]The Human Mosaic[/i], and the former coeditor of the journal [i]Gender, Place, and Culture[/i].

Joni Seager is Professor of Geography at the University of Vermont. She is the author of [ital]The State of Women in the World Atlas[/ital], [ital]The New State of the Earth Atlas[/ital], and [ital]Earth Follies[/i]. Her articles and reviews have appeared in [ital]The New York Times[/ital], the [ital]Village Voice[/ital], and other publications.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9781572306684
Author:
Domosh, Mona
Author:
Seager, Joni
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Spatial behavior
Subject:
Feminist geography.
Subject:
Women -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Sex role -- History.
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
107-41
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in

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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.

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