Gender, Work, and Space

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Taylor & Francis US, 1995 - Science - 272 pages
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Gender, Work and Space explores how boundaries are constructed between women and men, and among women living in different neighbourhoods. The focus is on work - the segregation of men and women into different occupations, and variations in women's work experiences in different parts of the city. The book argues that these differences are grounded - are constituted in and through - space, place, and situated social networks. A case study of a contemporary city established that many women are dependent on extremely local employment opportunities, expecially those with heavy household responsibilities. Women's dependence on locally available jobs focuses attention on the existence of different employment districts throughout the city. The argument is that social, economic and geographic boundaries are overlaid and intertwined; and as employers locate firms to seek out labour with particular differences in community resources, occupational opportunities, labour processes, scheduling of work and cultures of parenting affect the ways that families order their lives and how gender relations are enacted in daily life.
 

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Contents

SPATIAL STORIES AND GENDERED PRACTICES
1
CONTINUITY AND CHANGE IN WORCESTER
27
THE WORCESTER STUDY
54
THE FRICTION OF DISTANCE AND GENDERED
93
HOUSEHOLD ARRANGEMENTS AND
120
EMPLOYER PRACTICES LOCAL IABOR
157
COMMUNITIES WORK AND GENDER RELATIONS
185
CROSSING BOUNDARIES
222
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About the author (1995)

Susan Hanson is the Jan and Larry Landry University Professor and a Professor and Director of the School of Geography at Clark University. She is an urban geographer with teaching and research interests in gender and economy, the geography of everyday life, and sustainability. Dr. Hanson has been editor of three geography journals/m-/[i]Economic Geography[/i], the [i]Annals of the Association of American Geographers[/i], and [i]The Professional Geographer[/i]/m-/and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals. She is currently on the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board. Dr. Hanson also is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and past president of the Association of American Geographers.
Genevieve Giuliano is Professor in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development at the University of Southern California and Director of the METRANS Transportation Center. Her research interests center on transportation policy and on relationships between land use and transportation. Dr. Giuliano is a former editor of [i]Urban Studies[/i] and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. She is a former faculty fellow of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and a former member of the Executive Board of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Dr. Giuliano also is a member and past chair of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board and is a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences.

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