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Author Weisman, Leslie Kanes

Title Discrimination by design : a feminist critique of the man-made environment / Leslie Kanes Weisman
Published Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press, 1992


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Description x, 190 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: The Spatial Dimensions of Feminism -- 1. The Spatial Caste System: Design for Social Inequality. Building the Symbolic Universe: The Dichotomization of Space. Bodyscape as Landscape. The Sexual Symbolism of Architectural Form. The City of Man versus Mother Nature. The Territorial Imperative. Gender and Spatial Ability. Gender, Architecture, and Social Values -- 2. Public Architecture and Social Status. The Office Tower: Cathedral of Commerce. The Department Store: Palace of Consumption. The Shopping Mall: The Signature Building of Our Age. The Maternity Hospital: Blueprint for Redesigning Childbirth. Birth Centers: Restoring Women's Birth Rights. The Spatial Pattern of Social Integration -- 3. The Private Use of Public Space. City Streets and Sexual Geography. The Street as Extension of the Domestic Environment. Feminist Politics and Claiming Public Space
4. The Home as Metaphor for Society. Domestic Space and Social Roles. Domestic Violence: A Private Family Affair. Public Housing: The Female Ghetto. A House Is Not a Home. A Feminist Agenda for Housing and Community Design -- 5. Redesigning the Domestic Landscape. The Family Mystique. Housing Preferences and Needs. Residential Zoning and Social Conformity. Transforming the Single-Family House. Housing that Works for Single Parents. Designing for Diversity: The Need for Flexible Architecture -- 6. At Home in the Future. Housing and Human Liberation. Women's Environmental Fantasies. Women as Architects of the Future
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Architecture and women -- United States.
LC no. 91016024
ISBN 0252018494