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Feminist city

Author: Leslie Kern
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Feminist City is an ongoing experiment in living differently, living better, and living more justly in an urban world. We live in the city of men. Our public spaces are not designed for female bodies. There is little consideration for women as mothers, workers or carers. The urban streets often are a place of threats rather than community. Gentrification has made the everyday lives of women even more difficult. What  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Informational works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Kern
ISBN: 1788739817 9781788739818
OCLC Number: 1126544900
Notes: "First published in Canada in 2019 by Between the Lines, Toronto, Canada"--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 204 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: City of men. Disorderly women --
Who writes the city? --
Freedom and fear --
Feminist geography --
City of moms. The flâneuse --
A public body --
A woman's place --
The city fix --
Gentrifying motherhood --
The non-sexist city --
City of friends. Friendship as a way of life --
Girls town --
Friendships and freedom --
Queer women's spaces --
Friends 'til the end --
City of one. Personal space --
Table for one --
The right to be alone --
Women in public --
Toilet talk --
Women taking up space --
City of protest. Right to the city --
DIY safety --
Gendered activist labour --
Activist tourism --
Protest lessons --
City of fear. The female fear --
Mapping danger --
The cost of fear --
Pushing back --
Bold women --
Intersectionality and violence.
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"Cities aren't built to accommodate female bodies, female needs, female desires. In this rich, engaging book the feminist geographer Leslie Kern envisions how we might transform the "city of men" Read more...

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