Gendered Spaces

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1992 - Social Science - 294 pages
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In hundreds of businesses, secretaries_usually women_do clerical work in "open floor" settings while managers_usually men_work and make decisions behind closed doors. According to Daphne Spain, this arrangement is but one example of the ways in which phys
 

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Contents

Preface
20
Acknowledgments
24
Space and Status
28
Spatial Institutions in Nonindustrial Societies
31
The Mongolian Ger and the Tuareg Tent
35
Ceremonial Mens Huts
65
The Spatial Division of Labor
81
Spatial Institutions in the United States
105
Education
141
The NineteenthCentury Workplace
169
The Contemporary Workplace
199
Degendering Spaces
231
Data and Methods
245
CrossCultural Sample and References for Gender Segregation Data
253
References
269
Index
291

From Parlor to Great Room
109

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About the author (1992)

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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