Suffragette City: Gender, Politics, and the Built Environment

1st Edition

Elizabeth Darling, Nathaniel Robert Walker

Routledge
September 27, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 236 Pages
ISBN 9781138571648 - CAT# Y382255

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Summary

Suffragette City brings together a collection of illustrated essays dedicated to exploring and analysing cases in which women have resourcefully leveraged or defied the politics of gender to form and reform architecture and urbanism.

Throughout much of modern history women have been assigned to the margins and expected to play passive social roles. Suffragette City draws on nineteenth- and twentieth-century architectural case studies from the English-speaking world, including the U.S.A., South Africa, Scotland, India and England, to examine places and moments when women stepped into the centre of public life and claimed opportunities to shape the fabrics of their communities. Their engagements with the built environment consistently transcended architecture to achieve the level of urbanism, as whole networks of relationships came into their purview, transforming the architecture of socio-political connection as well as the confronting the physical divisions that have historically lay along racial, economic, and gendered lines.

Academics, researchers and students engaged in architectural history, theory, urbanism, gender studies and social and cultural history will be interested in this fascinating, politically-charged text.

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