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Women and the Everyday City Women And The Everyday City Free Author Jessica Ellen Sewell Bystricepodhostynem.eu In Women And The Everyday City, Jessica Ellen Sewell Explores The Lives Of Women In Turn Of The Century San Francisco A Period Of Transformation Of Both Gender Roles And American Cities, She Shows How Changes In The City Affected Women S Ability To Negotiate Shifting Gender Norms As Well As How Women S Increasing Use Of The City Played A Critical Role In The Campaign For Women S Suffrage.Focusing On Women S Everyday Use Of Streetcars, Shops, Restaurants, And Theaters, Sewell Reveals The Impact Of Women On These Public Places What Women Did There, Which Women Went There, And How These Places Were Changed In Response To Women S Presence Using The Diaries Of Three Women In San Francisco Annie Haskell, Ella Lees Leigh, And Mary Eugenia Pierce, Who Wrote Extensively On Their Everyday Experiences Sewell Studies Their Accounts Of Day Trips To The City And Combines Them With Memoirs, Newspapers, Maps, Photographs, And Her Own Observations Of The Buildings That Exist Today To Build A Sense Of Life In San Francisco At This Pivotal Point In History Working At The Nexus Of Urban History, Architectural History, And Cultural Geography, Women And The Everyday City Offers A Revealing Portrait Of Both A Major American City During Its Early Years And The Women Who Shaped It And The Country For Generations To Come.

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  • ebook
  • 268 pages
  • Women and the Everyday City
  • Jessica Ellen Sewell
  • 21 July 2017
  • 9781299945876

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  1. says:

    Fascinating book Sewell looks at the use of public space as women began to fight and publicly for their rights Taking the San Francisco suffrage movement as an example, she looks at how the 1896 campaign dominated by society ladies would hold Parlor Meetings, in elite homes to organize for the suffrage campaign By the time of the 1911 campaign post earthquake San Francisco many working class, poor and immigrant women got involved, mainly through their unions They had a completely different relationship to public spaces, so the movement itself moved out of the parlors and into the union halls, rented theaters, and streets I don t know if urban development has been looked at through the gender lens in other cities, but if it hasn t I bet that Sewell has started a trend This is an innovative way to look at gender politics and geography I think she is really on to something I selected this book to read for a research project, but I found myself completely drawn in to her history...


  2. says:

    In Women and the Everyday City, Jessica Ellen Sewell explores how women experienced urban spaces in San Francisco between 1890 and 1915, and how they negotiated the gaps between the urban landscape as it was built and as it was imagined to be xiii She builds upon the work of Christine Stansell, Mary Ryan, Kathy Peiss, and Sarah Deutsch who have studied women in the built environment of public space, but who, Sewell notes, have not used the built environment as historical evidence By examining the built environment as an active force in the construction of gender, she reveals the importance of class in women s interactions with urban space, and shows how gender systems and the built environment were mutually constitutive xiii She argues, The built and imagined landscapes of the downtown interacted with each other, often harmonizing and at other times conflicting, creating gaps that women negotiated in their everyday use of the downtown 169 Sewell analyzes urban spaces through three types of landscapes imagined, experienced, and built The imagined landscape is the landscape as understood by individuals and groups The built environment includes the physical built environment and its spaces, and the experienced landscape is how actual people use the built landscape in their everyday lives, wh...


  3. says:

    I referenced this book for work writing a historic context about department stores and theaters on Market Street , but ended up reading the whole thing The topic is very specific to a time, place, and demographic group, which I think is what makes it particularly appealing to me, who can relate to at least two of those aspects To a woman living in present day San Francisco, it was a fascinating study of the way we historically interacted with the urban environment around the turn of the century As always, it was amazing to think of the restrictions and societal expectations put on women to preserve their respectability in comparison to the freedoms we have today I really liked the way the author used the journals of three women from different social classes to analyze their shopping, dining and entertainment habits I got a vivid impression of what Market Street looked like ...


  4. says:

    This was my second time reading this and it was just as much fun the second time around.

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