This collection of essays aims to extend understanding of the diversity and commonalities of women's experiences within different cultural contexts over the life course. The introduction includes some basic demography and concepts useful in illuminating changing geographies, whilst the main body of the book is thematical. The first two chapters explore some of the spatial problems associated with women's positioning between production and reproduction (ie work and the home) in the US. Chapter 4 concerns the socialization of girls in the US and Sudan, and further sections examine the role of women in Caribbean communities, in frontier settlements in Columbia, and in an Appalachian coal mining town. Studies are presented of: residential mobility in Paris and its suburbs; childcare in Montreal, Canada; travel patterns of women in the US and Europe; and the isolation of older women in Australia. The concluding chapter brings together some of the ideas explored in the book, concentrating on mobility and the construction of scale in everyday life. The majority of chapters are abstracted separately.
|Place of Publication
|London; New York
|Routledge; International Studies of Women & Place Series
|Number of pages
|Published - 1993