Book Review: Women and the City; Women and the American City Public Deposited

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  • Leigh-Preston, Nancy
  • If the works in these two volumes represent (as I suspect) the best of work to date on women and urban issues, then they should best be labelled pioneering, rather than radical. While both the British International Journal of Urban and Regional Research's "Women and the City" and Signs' "Women and the American City" tackle the analysis of problems women encounter in urban environments, neither forms a coherent review of the whole nor offers a well worked-out blueprint for solving the problems. Consequently, taken separately or together, neither of these volumes will realize "the potential of requiring fundamental changes in some of the most basic elements of the modern city." They do, however, demand a change in the way we think about women and cities.
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
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  • 7
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  • 1
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  • 49
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  • 51
  • English
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  • Carolina Planning Journal
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