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Gender in the Post-Fordist Urban

The Gender Revolution in Planning and Public Policy

Authors: van den Berg, Marguerite

  • Offers a timely and significant intervention in the fields of urban studies, geography, gender studies and urban sociology
  • Provides a state-of-the-art analysis of the post-Fordist city 
  • Engages with themes and topics of interest to post-industrial cities in the West
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This book investigates the gender revolution in urban planning and public policy. Building on feminist urban studies, it introduces the concept of genderfication as a means of understanding the consequences of post-Fordist gender notions for the city. It traces the changes in western urban gender relations, arguing that in the post-Fordist urban landscape gender is used for urban planning and public policy – both to rebrand a city’s image and to produce space for gender-equal ideals, often at the cost of precarious urban populations. This is a topic that remains largely unexplored in critical urban studies and radical geography. Chapters cover how Jane Jacobs’ perspectives provide an alternative to the patriarchal modernist city for contemporary planners and using Rotterdam as a case study Van Den Berg discusses why new urban planning methods focus on attracting women and children as new urbanites. Topics include: forms of place marketing, gender as a repertoire for contemporary urban Imagineering and the concept of urban re-generation. The final chapter investigates how cities aiming to redefine themselves imagine future populations and how they design social policies that explicitly and particularly target women as mothers. Scholars in all fields of urban studies will find this work thought-provoking, instructive and informative.

About the authors

Marguerite van den Berg is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Her research is at the intersection of urban studies, gender studies and sociologies of culture. Marguerite teaches in the Sociology Programme, focussing on courses such as Public Issues and Policy and Gender & Sex in the City.

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“A state-of-the-art analysis of how post-Fordist urban spaces are materializing via reordered divisions of labour. This book is a must-read for geographers, feminist theorists, and social theorists. Setting out Rotterdam as her case study, van den Berg compels us to rethink the production of post-Fordist space beyond the capital-labour relation.” (Professor Lisa Adkins, Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro), Finland)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Gender in the Post-Fordist Urban

    Berg, Marguerite

    Pages 1-12

  • Urban Theory: Feminist Urban Studies and the Urban Gender Revolution

    Berg, Marguerite

    Pages 13-29

  • Imagineering: Social Engineering Through Gendered Mythmaking

    Berg, Marguerite

    Pages 31-51

  • Planning: Attracting Women and Children as New Urbanites

    Berg, Marguerite

    Pages 53-72

  • Social Policy: Targeting Women in Urban Policies – Producing Subject Positions

    Berg, Marguerite

    Pages 73-99

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52533-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-52532-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender in the Post-Fordist Urban
Book Subtitle
The Gender Revolution in Planning and Public Policy
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52533-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52533-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52532-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 128
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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