- 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
8. Engagement with ideological constructs of urban space, notably the public / private divide.
There is a large literature on the public and private led by feminist philosophers and political scientists. Anthropology was one of the first disciplines to suggest that there was a relation between gender and space, and that it was defined through power relations. It was the work done by feminist anthropologists on ‘public’ and ‘private’ realms, kinship networks and social relations of exchange which has been critical to urban feminism with its interests in spatial boundaries.
Feminist scholars have brought the private sphere of the home into the urban
Leads to a consideration of the family, the household, violence, children, women. etcetera.