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Housing Women - Rose Gilroy

Housing Women

By: Rose Gilroy (Editor), Roberta Woods (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th October 1994
ISBN: 9780415094634
Number Of Pages: 296

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This edited collection presents a comprehensive examination of women's relationships to housing--both as consumers of housing services and managers of these services. The book begins with a discussion of women's experience of housing as buyers of property and users of housing services, examining in detail income differentials, the dominance of the needs of the nuclear family in housing forms and the ways in which housing allocations policies often discriminate against women. Subsequent discussion looks at women as producers of housing and assesses the structures within which they have to work.
While much of the literature to date has portrayed women as passive recipients of services and victims of discrimination, this volume shows the very active role women have played, for example in housing protest movements. Throughout, the book is forward looking, considering the possibility of new housing forms which would challenge gender assumptions and be more attractive to women. The contributors make policy recommendations necessary to the creation of affordable housing and employment and training agencies to ensure better equal opportunity policies.

..."a crucial book...important in terms of its contribution to housing studies." -"Journal of Gender Studies

Introductionp. 1
Women and the Meaning of Homep. 11
Women and Owner Occupation in Britainp. 31
Women and Participationp. 58
Older Women and Housing-Prospects for the 1990sp. 75
Further Readingp. 99
Black Women and Housingp. 101
Notesp. 125
Young Women and Homelessnessp. 127
Notep. 150
'the Struggle Has Never Been Simply About Bricks and Mortar'p. 152
Snakes or Ladders?p. 173
Referencesp. 195
Women Achievers in Housingp. 196
Referencesp. 223
Questioning the American Dreamp. 226
Referencesp. 245
Innovative Housing in the Uk and Europep. 247
An Agenda for Actionp. 260
Referencesp. 270
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780415094634
ISBN-10: 0415094631
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 20th October 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1