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New frontiers of space, bodies, and gender / edited by Rosa Ainley.

Contributor(s): Ainley, Rosa [editor. ].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998Description: xvii, 243 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0415154898 (hbk); 9780415154901 (pbk).Subject(s): Urban women -- Social conditions | Urban women -- Psychology | Women -- Identity | Sex role | Spatial behavior | Personal space | Spatial ecology | Feminist theoryDDC classification: 305.4 NEW
Contents:
Preliminaries; Contents; List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Sisters in exile: the Lesbian Nation; 2 (Re)presenting shopping centres and bodies: questions of pregnancy; 3 Involving black and minority women in regeneration initiatives; 4 UnWomanly acts: struggling over sites of resistance; 5 Home and away; 6 Through their eyes; 7 Watching the detectors: control and the panopticon; 8 Having it all? A question of collaborative housing; 9 But is it worth taking the risk?'; 10 Lesbian space: more than one imagined territory.
Summary: This collection unravels the stereotypical images of gender and space and presents a series of new explorations into both lived and imagined spaces. Through a range of international examples, including discussions of Jamaican Ragga music and female performance, lesbian identity and community in San Francisco, and portraits of a Los Angeles neighborhood seen through the eyes of young girls, this book forges new parameters for debates of gender and space, leaving behind the simple focus on women-as-victim in the public arena. Taking gender to be something that we do rather than merely something that we are, the contributors to this book brilliantly consider the interrelation between birth and reassigned genders and sexuality; cultural space; and spaces created by specific communities.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [218]-236) and index.

Preliminaries; Contents; List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Sisters in exile: the Lesbian Nation; 2 (Re)presenting shopping centres and bodies: questions of pregnancy; 3 Involving black and minority women in regeneration initiatives; 4 UnWomanly acts: struggling over sites of resistance; 5 Home and away; 6 Through their eyes; 7 Watching the detectors: control and the panopticon; 8 Having it all? A question of collaborative housing; 9 But is it worth taking the risk?'; 10 Lesbian space: more than one imagined territory.

This collection unravels the stereotypical images of gender and space and presents a series of new explorations into both lived and imagined spaces. Through a range of international examples, including discussions of Jamaican Ragga music and female performance, lesbian identity and community in San Francisco, and portraits of a Los Angeles neighborhood seen through the eyes of young girls, this book forges new parameters for debates of gender and space, leaving behind the simple focus on women-as-victim in the public arena.

Taking gender to be something that we do rather than merely something that we are, the contributors to this book brilliantly consider the interrelation between birth and reassigned genders and sexuality; cultural space; and spaces created by specific communities.

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