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Sex and the Revitalized City: Gender, Condominium Development, and Urban Citizenship (Hardback)
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Sex and the Revitalized City: Gender, Condominium Development, and Urban Citizenship (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 01/04/2010
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When a recent wave of condominium development overtook Toronto, women emerged as powerful consumers, and reports claimed that home ownership was offering young, single women freedom, financial independence, and personal security. Sex and the Revitalized City examines the truth of these claims by exploring the phenomenon from the perspective of women condo owners and planners and developers. This fresh perspective on urban revitalization reveals that condo ownership is not freeing women from constraints - neoliberal ideologies are remaking women's relationship with the city in the image of fast capital and consumer citizenship. Women's emancipation through condominium ownership is a marketing ploy rather than a major shift in gender relations.

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774818223
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm


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This original study of the gendering processes occurring in the neoliberal city is a significant addition to scholarly debate on cities and gender. Empirically grounded in the intricacies of the condo market in Toronto, it both adds to, and updates, the pathbreaking work around gendered critical urban analysis. An accessible and incisive text that will no doubt instigate future discussions.
- Loretta Lees, Cities Group, Department of Geography, King's College, London

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