Gender and Religion in the City: Women, Urban Planning and Spirituality

1st Edition

Clara Greed

Routledge
November 11, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 272 Pages - 14 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138385108 - CAT# K398835
Series: Routledge Studies in Gender and Environments

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Summary

This book provides a conceptual, historical and contemporary context to the relationships between gender, religion and cities.

It draws together these three components to provide an innovative view of how religion and gender interact and affect urban form and city planning. While there have been many books that deal with religion and cities; gender and cities; and gender and religion, this book is unique in bringing these three subjects together. This trio of inter-relationships is first explored within Western Christianity: in Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, Eastern Orthodoxy and in the Pentecostal and Charismatic movement. A wider perspective is then provided in chapters on the ways in which Islam shapes urban development and influences the position of Muslim women in urban space. Whilst official religions have declined in the West there is still a desire for new forms of spirituality, and this is discussed in chapters on municipal spirituality and on the rise of paganism and the links to both environmentalism and feminism. Finally, ways of taking into account both gender and religion within the statutory urban planning system are presented.

This book will be of great interest to those researching environment and gender, urban planning and sustainability, human geography and religion.

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