Women and Planning: Creating Gendered Realities

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Psychology Press, 1994 - Political Science - 248 pages
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Planning is currently a male profession, but an analysis of a century of town planning reveals this to be a new development; women have been central to the planning movement since it began. Women and Planning is the first comprehensive history and analysis of women and the planning movement, covering the philosophical, practical and policy dimensions of `planning for women'. Beyond the marginalization of women, modern, scientific planning hides a story of past links with eugenics, colonialism, artistic, utopian and religious movements and the occult. Central to the discussion is the questioning of how male planners have rewritten planning in their own image, projecting patriarchal assumptions in their creation of `urban realities'. Issues of class, sexuality, ethnicity and disability are raised by the fundamental question of `Who is being planned for?'
 

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Contents

Powers and limitations
18
WOMAN IN THE CITY OF MAN
34
The spirit of the age
51
REFLECTIONS ON THE HISTORY OF PLANNING
70
PROFESSIONAL POWER OVER PRIVATE SPACE
107
Postwar planning
125
URBAN SOCIOLOGICAL PERCEPTIONS OF WOMEN
141
Ways and means
156
PLANNING FOR WOMEN
173
Women in planning
194
Women and planning policy proposals and initiatives
202
Name index
235
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University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus

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