Feminist City: A Field Guide

Category: Book
By (author): Kern, Leslie
Subject:  ARCHITECTURE / General
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
Publisher: Between the Lines
Published: October 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.5in x 4.75in x 0.5in
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From The Publisher*<p>Leslie Kern wants your city to be feminist. An intrepid feminist geographer, Kern combines memoir, theory, pop culture, and geography in this collection of essays that invites the reader to think differently about city spaces and city life.</p> <p>From the geography of rape culture to the politics of snow removal, the city is an ongoing site of gendered struggle. Yet the city is perhaps also our best hope for shaping new social relations based around care and justice.</p><p>Taking on fear, motherhood, friendship, activism, and the joys and perils of being alone, Kern maps the city from new vantage points, laying out a feminist intersectional approach to urban histories and pathways towards different urban futures.</p>
Table Of ContentsAcknowledgements About the Author Introduction: City of Men Chapter 1: City of Moms Chapter 2: City of Friends Chapter 3: City of One Chapter 4: City of Protest Chapter 5: City of Fear Epilogue: City of Possibility Notes
Biographical Note<P>Leslie Kern is an associate professor of geography and environment and director of women's and gender studies at Mount Allison University. She is the author of <I>Sex and the Revitalized City: Gender, Condominium Development, and Urban Citizenship</I>.</P>
Review Quote*"<EM>Feminist City</EM> is a damning stab at the subtle and overt manipulation of women in urban spaces. Kern's interwoven references to her personal experience through childhood, adulthood, and motherhood make her deeply researched and whip-smart work infinitely readable. Kern shows that the ability of all women to exploit the city fully is a valuable, necessary gauge for city worth,"<BR>– Lezlie Lowe, author of <EM>No Place To Go: How Public Toilets Fail Our Private Needs</EM>