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Changing Places
Women's Lives in the City

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September 1996 | 224 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book offers a specifically feminist perspective on women's lives in contemporary cities; one which the editors hope will sustain and influence women's 'ways of being' in those cities. The contributors offer an array of knowledge about women's place and women's places in cities today. The book acknowledges women's positive as well as negative experiences in their roles as workers, mothers, housewives, shoppers and members of social networks. Women are not seen as passive victims of capitalism or of male violence, although the realities of exploitation and the fear of crime are recognized.
 
Introduction
Susan Yeandle
Women, Feminisms and Methods
 
PART ONE: WOMEN, WORK AND INCOME
Susan Yeandle
Women and Work
Carol Walker
The Feminisation of Poverty
 
PART TWO: WOMEN AND HOME
Jane Darke
Househunting
Jane Darke
The Englishwoman’s Castle?
Penny Lidstone
Women and Homelessness
 
PART THREE: CHALLENGES FOR PLANNING
Jane Darke
The Man-Shaped City
Helen Morrell
Women’s Safety
Rosalie Hill
Women and Transport
Dory Reeves
Women Shopping
Eileen Green
Women and Leisure
 
PART FOUR: CHANGING PLACES
Chris Booth
Women and Consultation
Chris Booth
Breaking down Barriers

`This book provides a useful stepping stone for developing more focused arguments and research for the future roles of gender in cities.

It can be recommended as a text... chapters contribute new perspectives and raise serious feminist agendas for empowerment and diversity' - Local Government Studies

'Changing Places provides an up-to-date account of women’s transport use, of gendered patterns in shopping behaviour and of women’s access to housing in Britain today, as well as of initiatives to involve women in planning decisions' - Local Economy

'A welcome addition since it brings together the diversity of women’s experiences and a range of perspectives from recent studies in an accessible and thorough format' - Housing Studies

'This book is good value for money, especially if you are a housing student' - Environment and Planning B

'It is well researched, readable and thought-provoking, and it does not demand cover-to-cover reading; dipping into it would sacrifice neither sense nor clarity' - Chartered Surveyor Monthly

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ISBN: 9781853963117
£39.99