Sex and the Revitalized City

Sex and the Revitalized City

Gender, Condominium Development, and Urban Citizenship

eBook - 2010
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"Young, single women emerged in the late 1990s as powerful consumers in the wave of real estate development that was reshaping the landscape of cities. Reports claimed that condominium ownership offered women new-found freedom, financial independence, and personal security. But has home ownership truly empowered women, or were the reports merely celebratory rhetoric that disguised more disquieting trends?" "To get at the reality behind the rhetoric, Sex and the Revitalized City explores the phenomenon from the perspective of planners, developers, and women condo owners to reveal that women's relationship with the city is being remade in the image of fast capital and consumer citizenship. As filtered through condominium ownership, neoliberal ideologies are not freeing women from constraints - they are reinforcing patriarchal norms."--Jacket.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, ©2010.
ISBN: 9780774818247
Characteristics: 1 online resource (247 pages) : illustrations


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