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Gender in an Urban World Vol: 9

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14 Feb 2008
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
332 pages - 156 x 234 x 19mm
Research in Urban Sociology


This volume, "Gender in an Urban World," brings the analysis of gender from the margin to the center of urban theory. "Gender in an Urban World" examines the influence of gender in shaping relations in urban spaces and places. It represents a "crack" in the landscape of urban sociology, and engages in the discourse of the field from a gendered perspective. This volume is global in focus and includes empirical and field studies as it relates to structure, politics, policy and everyday life within an urban context.The authors investigate the ways in which the urban world is gendered, and the roles of womens and mens agency in creating and changing urban life. Reconceptualizations of various models, focusing on local, metropolitan, and international environments are also included. "Gender in an Urban World" contributes innovative theoretical paradigms to the urban field. It is meant to contribute to an ongoing dialogue with regard to gender within the context of urbanism and urbanization. It includes chapters authored by leading experts from around the world. It brings the analysis of gender from the margin to the center of urban theory.
Gendered spaces and the public realm. Milan 1970–1980: women's place in urban theory. A walk with two women: Gender, vision and belonging in Milan, Italy. Women's ways of walking: Gender and urban space in Java. “Ladies and gentrification”: New stores, residents, and relationships in neighborhood change. Gender trouble in paradise: Suburbia reconsidered. Knitting Social Networks: Gender and Immigrant Responses to Life in Urban Sprawl. Beyond the class act: Gender and race in the ‘creative city’ discourse. Gendered spaces of redevelopment: Gendered politics of city building. Old and new migrant women in Ca n’Anglada: Public spaces, identity and everyday life in the metropolitan region of Barcelona. Globalization, urban economic restructuring, and gendered socioeconomic inequality: A comparative study of Tel Aviv and Haifa. List of Contributors. Introduction to gender in an urban world. About the Authors. Edited by. Edited by. Copyright page.

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