architecture and society, gender equality, architecture and gender, Worcester
Architecture | Women's Studies
"The implication that the social construct of our private lives [stereotyped gender roles associated with the nuclear family] controls the development of the public sphere is an ineffective way to define our role as architects. I propose that standards for equal rights need to be initiated in the public real,. Based on theory from the Modern Movement, architecture has potential as an economic and political means for improving the environment through building and urban planning. My interest in the social implications of architecture has led to exploring embedded gender distinctions in the urban environment, specifically studying how economic markets influence gender inequality."
Pactovis, Danielle Sara, "Achieving Gender Equality Through Economic Empowerment" (2007). Thesis Prep. Paper 106.
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