Introduction to Feminist Urban Studies

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.