Redesigning the American Dream
The Future of Housing, Work and Family Life 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Dolores Hayden
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Redesigning the American Dream by Dolores Hayden
Book DescriptionAmericans still build millions of dream houses in neighborhoods that sustain Victorian stereotypes of the home as 'woman's place' and the city as 'man's world.' Urban historian and architect Dolores Hayden tallies the personal and social costs of an American 'architecture of gender' for the two-earner family, the single-parent family, and single people. Many societies have struggled with the architectural and urban consequences of women's paid employment: Hayden traces three models of home in historical perspective-the haven strategy in the United States, the industrial strategy in the former USSR, and the neighborhood strategy in European social democracies-to document alternative ways to reconstruct neighborhoods. Updated and still utterly relevant today as the New Urbanist architects have taken up Hayden's critique of suburban space, this award-winning book is essential reading for architects, planners, public officials, and activists interested in women's social and economic equality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393730944
(234mm x 157mm x 20mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Dolores Hayden
Field Guide to Sprawl, Paperback (July 2006)
A visual lexicon of the colorful slang, from alligator investment to zoomburb, that defines sprawl in America.
Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America, Paperback (April 2000)
Melnick, University of Oregon; Patricia M. O'Donnell, Historic Preservation Consultant, Charlotte, Vermont; David Schuyler, Franklin & Marshall College
Power of Place, Paperback (April 1997)View all books by Dolores Hayden
This text proposes new perspectives on gender, race and ethnicity to broaden the practice of public history and public art, enlarge urban preservation, and reconsider the writing of urban history. It provides models for creative urban history projects in cities and towns across America.
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Author Biography - Dolores Hayden
Dolores Hayden, professor of architecture and American studies at Yale, writes about the politics of design.
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