Seeking collaborators for a book project on modernity, space and gender
Alexandra Straub is currently planning an edited volume on modernity, space and gender, using case studies from a variety of national contexts as seen through the lens of gender. She is seeking scholars who can contribute to this project by writing on how “modernity” has been shaped and defined in various cultures, how this has been used to inform public policy and spatial arrangements, and how this intersection of modernity and spatial practice has helped or hindered women. The volume would present thematically linked case studies of spatial practices and their gender implications across the globe. She would especially like to present a comparison between countries with strong social programs (such as Scandinavian countries), those with liberal or neo-liberal policies (such as the United States or Britain), rapidly developing countries (such as China or India), countries that have transitioned from a socialist economy to a capitalist one (such as countries in Eastern Europe), and countries marked by a strong political dichotomy between modernization and traditionalism (such as Turkey or Iran) .
If you are interested in contributing to this volume, or have any other questions, please send an email with a short description of your work to Alexandra Staub, Associate Professor of Architecture, Penn State University: firstname.lastname@example.org.