Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Constructive Feminism – Women's Spaces and Women's Rights in the American City - Cornell Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Constructive Feminism: Women's Spaces and Women's Rights in the American City

Daphne Spain


This book examines the deliberate and unintended spatial consequences of feminism’s second wave, a social movement dedicated to reconfiguring power relations between women and men. Placing the women’s movement of the 1970s in the context of other social movements that have changed the use of urban space, this book argues that reform feminists used the legal system to end the mandatory segregation of women and men in public institutions, while radical activists created small-scale places that gave women the confidence to claim their rights to the public sphere. Women’s centers, bookstores, heal ... More

Keywords: feminism, social movement, feminists, women’s liberation, feminist thought, domestic violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780801453199
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801453199.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daphne Spain, author
University of Virginia