By Jo Little, Linda Peake, Patricia Smart Richardson

The 1st e-book on British city geography to pay attention particularly on gender concerns, it includes six chapters at the subject of gender and the modern urban and offers unique fabric on women's city stories in addition to furthering the talk on gender matters inside of geography. The publication starts off through studying from a theoretical viewpoint the relation among gender and the altering spatial, temporal and political association of the city surroundings. The authors then illustrate the restrictions that girls come across in numerous points in their lives. it may be of curiosity to scholars of geography, city and nearby making plans, city stories, city sociology and women's reports.

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Bowlby, for example, discusses the continuing involvement of women in the purchasing and preparation of food. Such Jo Little, Linda Peake and Pat Richardson 19 involvement forms a highly important aspect of women's role, regardless of whether or not they are engaged in paid employment. As she outlines, the actual form of women's participation in shopping for and preparing food has changed over time and continues to vary between classes. Ultimately, however, in the vast majority of households, it is the woman who has and always has had final responsibility for these activities.

Although gender may be an important influence on the political interests and activities of individuals, it interacts with other, equally important interests: women are divided by class and by race at the same time as sharing common experiences by virtue of their sex. The consequences of such divisions are sharply illustrated by Margaret Thatcher, who has successfully capitalised on commonalities in the experience of women without advancing the position of women in British society (see Campbell, 1987).

This is particularly true of issues relating to biological reproduction such as abortion and reproduction technology (Stanworth, 1987). Different reasons can be offered for the relative isolation of issues of 'reproduction' from mainstream political life. , 1977; Saunders, 1981). Thus, issues of production are the prerogative of central government, while state responsibility for the reproduction of labour power falls primarily to local government. The domination of party politics by the centre (parliament) tends to relegate the delivery of services to second place.

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