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Full Circles : Geographies of Women over the Life Course - Cindi Katz

Full Circles

Geographies of Women over the Life Course

By: Cindi Katz (Editor), Janice Monk (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th January 1993
ISBN: 9780415075626
Number Of Pages: 332

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"Full Circles" explores the extent to which women's lives are defined by particular places and spaces. Historical, cultural and economic contexts, changing fertility patterns, class position, state policies and personal motivation all these influence the geographies of women's lives, constraining choices and providing options. Working across these geographical settings reveals the underlying processes through which construct their lives.
"Full Circles" describes the very different lives and expectations of women in post-industrial countries and developing countries from childhood to old age. Analyzing the differences and similarities of age, class, ethnicity, nationality and individual values, the authors explore the futures open to women in the diverse and changing locations in which they find themselves. These experiences range from prior experience, the significance of companionship, the potential for change, the diversity of women's roles in the home, the workplace and the community, and the ways in which ideologies affect individual opportunity and collective experience
"Full Circles" explores the geographic implications of these issues to reveal the critical intersections between space and time, place and person in women's lives, and the larger complex of social relations with which they are mutually determined.

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..."the contributors offer fascinating insights into how women's life spaces and opportunities are shaped by gender, class and age." -"Canadian Journal of Urban Research

List of plates
List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
When in the World Are Women?p. 1
Women and Work Across the Life Course: Moving Beyond Essentialismp. 27
Eliminating the Journey to Work: Home-Based Work Across the Life Course of Women in the United Statesp. 55
Growing Girls/Closing Circles: Limits on the Spaces of Knowing in Rural Sudan and US Citiesp. 88
'He Won't Let She Stretch She Foot': Gender Relations in Traditional West Indian Houseyardsp. 107
Women, Work and the Life Course in the Rural Caribbeanp. 122
Gender and the Life Course on the Frontiers of Settlement in Colombiap. 138
Old Ties: Women, Work and Ageing in a Coal-Mining Community in West Virginiap. 156
Life Course and Space: Dual Careers and Residential Mobility Among Upper-Middle-Class Families in the Ile-De-France Regionp. 171
Local Childcare Strategies in Montreal, Quebec: The Medications of State Policies, Class and Ethnicity in the Life Courses of Families with Young Childrenp. 188
Women's Travel Patterns at Various Stages of Their Livesp. 208
Women, the State and the Life Course in Urban Australiap. 243
Making Connections: Space, Place and the Life Coursep. 264
Notesp. 279
Referencesp. 289
Indexp. 310
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415075626
ISBN-10: 0415075629
Series: International Studies of Women and Place
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 7th January 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1