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New Frontiers of Space, Bodies and Gender - Rosa Ainley

New Frontiers of Space, Bodies and Gender

By: Rosa Ainley (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th March 1998
ISBN: 9780415154901
Number Of Pages: 264

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This collection unravels the stereotypical images of gender and space and presents a series of new explorations into both 'lived' and 'imagined' spaces.
In New Frontiers of Space, Bodies and Gender leading contemporary writers from across an eclectic mix of disciplines, examine an exciting array of issues such as:
* Jamaican Ragga music and female performance
* Feminist anti-violence work
* Pregnant women's experience of shopping centres
* The fear of crime felt by women using urban greenspace
* Implications of technology in gendering identities
This book forges new parameters for debates of gender and space, leaving behind the simple focus on women-as-victim in the public arena and remapping considerations of space which look beyond bricks and mortar. Contributors: Aylish Wood, Robyn Longhurst, Ali Grant, Lesley Klein, Affrica Taylor, Inga-Lisa Sangregorio, Jacqueline Leavitt, Tracey Skelton, Nina Wakeford, Jos Boys, Sally R. Munt, Doreen Massey, Jacquie Burgess, Maher Anjum, Lynne Walker.

"Formative, yet provocative, these essays broaden the geographic gaze and heighten geographic appreciation of theoretical and practical concerns in studying and changing gendered enviorments." Journal of Cultural Geography ."

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Coming from the Same Place? Bodies
Sisters in exile: the Lesbian Nationp. 3
(Re)presenting shopping centres and bodies: questions of pregnancyp. 20
Involving black and minority women in regeneration initiatives: a case study of Bethnal Green City Challengep. 35
Un Womanly acts: struggling over sites of resistancep. 50
Taking Another Look: Spaces
Home and away: the feminist remapping of public and private space in Victorian Londonp. 65
Through their eyes: young girls look at their Los Angeles neighbourhoodp. 76
Watching the detectors: control and the panopticonp. 88
Having it all? A question of collaborative housingp. 101
Outside Possibilities: Cultural Planning
'But is it worth taking the risk?' How women negotiate access to urban woodland: a case studyp. 115
Lesbian space: more than one imagined territoryp. 129
Ghetto girls/urban music: Jamaican ragga music and female performancep. 142
'Altogether Elsewhere': Futures
Blurring the binaries? High tech in Cambridgep. 157
Urban culture for virtual bodies: comments on lesbian 'identity' and 'community' in San Francisco Bay Area cyberspacep. 176
'You ever fuck a mutant?' Identity, technology and gender in Total Recallp. 191
Beyond maps and metaphors? Re-thinking the relationships between architecture and genderp. 203
Bibliographyp. 218
Indexp. 237
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415154901
ISBN-10: 0415154901
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 26th March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.99 x 15.19  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1