The right to the gendered city: Different formations of belonging in everyday life

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to discuss new forms of citizenship in globalized cities from a gendered and feminist perspective and to connect them to women's everyday life and to cities' planning and governance. In doing so, I challenge the Lefebvrian notion of the right to the city using a gendered and feminist critique by arguing that the identification of the right to the city lacks sufficient attention to patriarchal power relations which are ethnic, cultural and gender-related and as such it doesn't produce a practical standpoint. I will develop this critique by looking at women's everyday experiences and their reflections regarding their sense of comfort, belonging and commitment to the city they live in.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-231
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Gender Studies
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2005

Keywords

  • Citizenship
  • City governance
  • Fear
  • Gender
  • Gendered exclusions
  • The right to the city

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