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Public Urban Space, Gender and Segregation : Women-only urban parks in Iran (Hardcover) (Reza Arjmand)

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The production of modern urban space in the Middle East is formed in the interplay between modernity, tradition and religion. Examining women in public spaces and patterns of interaction with gender -segregated and -mixed space, this book argues that gendered spaces are far from a static physical spatial division and produce a complex and dynamic dichotomy of men/public and women/private. Taking the example of Iran, normative and ideologically-laden gender segregated public spaces have been used as a tool for the Islamization of everyday life. The most recent government effort includes women-only parks, purportedly designed and administered through women’s contributions, as well as to accommodate their needs and provide space for social interaction and activities. Combining research approaches from urban planning and social sciences, this book analyses both technical and social aspects of women-only parks. Addressing the relationships between ideology, urban planning and gender, the book interprets power relations and how they are used to define and plan public and semi-public urban spaces.
Number of Pages: 177.0
Genre: Science
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Human Geography
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Reza Arjmand
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2016
TCIN: 51734811
UPC: 9781472473370
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-5561

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