Women and Space
Ground Rules and Social Maps
Edited by Shirley Ardener
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Women and Space by Shirley Ardener
Book DescriptionSecond, Revised EditionThe relationship between women and space has now been recognized as an important issue for feminist discussion. Developments in psychology and geography have encouraged the use of 'social maps' to explore the way in which space is perceived. This book presents fascinating ethnographic evidence collected by the authors from actresses, politicians, farmers and housewives in England, Africa, Iran, Peru, Greece and the former Soviet Union. This evidence illustrates how space must be considered both in its physical dimensions and in its social and symbolic aspects, as experienced by women.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780854967285
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 22-Apr-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Defining Females, Paperback (March 1993)» View all books by Shirley Ardener
These essays consider the structural position of women, how they are defined by reference to biology and social markers, and how they are required to behave, and present and assess certain theories about women by anthropologists, sociologists, ethologists, and psychologists.
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Author Biography - Shirley Ardener
Mrs Shirley Ardener Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women,University of Oxford
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