- Feminist Urban Studies: An Introduction
- 1. What is feminism?
- 2. What is feminist urban studies?
- 3. What are feminist philosophies of knowledge?
- 4. Feminist urban studies: early works
- 5. Feminist urban studies from the 1970s: research agendas in the global north and the global south
- 6. What are some key issues in feminist urban research?
- 7. Critiques of masculinist urban spatial epistemologies
- 8. Engagement with ideological constructs of urban space, notably the public / private divide.
- 9. Analyses of urban form and women’s lives in cities
- 10. Summary
- 11. Feedback Survey
4. Feminist urban studies: early works
Feminist urban studies has a long history. It includes over fifty years of academic research by feminist scholars various disciplines, including, geography, sociology, anthropology, planning, women’s studies, environmental studies, urban studies.
Esther Boserup’s book, Women’s Role in Economic Development (1970) was the first study of women and the development process and produced what is probably the first typology of women’s and men’s presence in urban areas.
A division then emerged between research about the global north and about the global south.