ERIC Number: ED243788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Her Space, Her Place: A Geography of Women. Resource Publications in Geography.
Mazey, Mary Ellen; Lee, David R.
Presented from a geographical perspective, this book examines major themes of human geography by drawing from the literature on feminism. The book is arranged into four parts. Part 1 examines sex ratios throughout the world, geographical distribution of female rights and status, spatial patterns of the Equal Rights Amendment ratification, the geography of disparity (inequality in educational level, income, and/or mortality), and spatial patterns of abortion rates and contraception practices. Part 2 analyzes transportation, migration, and the spread of innovations from one locale to another. Part 3 focuses on women's attitudes toward the environment and discusses sex differences in environmental perception, barriers preventing women from traveling freely, attitudes toward distant places, and the question of whether sex differences in environmental attitudes are innate or learned. Part 4 looks at women's role in changing the natural landscape, food production, the built environment, and the cultural landscape. The final part briefly considers other areas of geographic inquiry for women. The text includes numerous maps, graphs, and diagrams and concludes with a bibliography of over 200 books, articles, and resource papers. (LH)
Descriptors: Abortions, Contraception, Demography, Employment Patterns, Family (Sociological Unit), Females, Feminism, Geographic Concepts, Geographic Distribution, Human Geography, Literature Reviews, Migration Patterns, Place of Residence, Regional Attitudes, Residential Patterns, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Differences, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Social Differences, Social Problems, Social Values, Sociocultural Patterns
Association of American Geographers, 710 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Environmental Attitudes; Equal Rights Amendment