Disintegrated houses: exploring ecofeminist housing and urban design options

Louise Crabtree

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    Sherilyn MacGregor astutely highlights possible points of tension between the socioeconomic agendas, processes and outcomes of ecocity and feminist urban visions. MacGregor also claims ecofeminism may benefit from utilising the language of citizenship to move beyond essentialised gender and spatial associations of care to address such possible tensions between ecological and feminist agendas. Responding to MacGregor's reflections on options for taking care into the public realm, and the need in this to question the public–private divide, this paper asks whether the traits highlighted by Chantal Mouffe's citizen can be applied to the socioeconomic aspirations of the ecocity, addressing possible tensions between ecocity and feminist aspirations on the basis of a de-essentialised ethic of care.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)711-734
    Number of pages24
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • cities
    • design
    • feminism
    • sustainability
    • housing -- Australia


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