Women and Planning: Creating Gendered Realities

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Taylor & Francis, 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

I INTRODUCTION
1
2 THE PLANNERS
17
3 WOMAN IN THE CITY OF MAN
33
4 PLANNING
50
5 REFLECTIONS ON THE HISTORY OF PLANNING
68
6 THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
85
7 PROFESSIONAL POWER OVER PRIVATE SPACE
104
8 PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION
121
10 WOMEN INTO PLANNING
152
11 PLANNING FOR WOMEN
168
APPENDIX I Women in planning
188
APPENDIX II Key texts on women and built environment and planning
192
Policy proposals and initiatives
196
BIBLIOGRAPHY
200
NAME INDEX
232
SUBJECT AND PLACE INDEX
238

9 URBAN SOCIOLOGICAL PERCEPTIONS OF WOMEN
137

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University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus

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