Sex and the revitalized city : gender, condominium development, and urban citizenship / Leslie Kern
- Kern, Leslie, 1975-
- Vancouver : UBC Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- 1. Growing Up: Toronto's Condominium Boom and the Politics of Urban Revitalization -- 2. Troubling Tenure: Condominium Ownership, Gender, and the Entrepreneurial Subject -- 3. Under Construction: The Place of Community in the Neoliberal City -- 4. Securing Relations of Threat: The Intersection of Gender, Fear, and Capital -- 5. A Date with the Big City: Gendering the Myth of Urbanity -- Appendix A. Selected Characteristics of Women Condominium Owners -- Appendix B. Interview Schedules.
- "Young, single women emerged in the late 1990s as powerful consumers in the wave of real estate development that was reshaping the landscape of cities. Reports claimed that condominium ownership offered women new-found freedom, financial independence, and personal security. But has home ownership truly empowered women, or were the reports merely celebratory rhetoric that disguised more disquieting trends?" "To get at the reality behind the rhetoric, Sex and the Revitalized City explores the phenomenon from the perspective of planners, developers, and women condo owners to reveal that women's relationship with the city is being remade in the image of fast capital and consumer citizenship. As filtered through condominium ownership, neoliberal ideologies are not freeing women from constraints - they are reinforcing patriarchal norms."--BOOK JACKET.
- Women—Housing—Ontario—Toronto—Case studies
- Condominiums—Social aspects—Ontario—Toronto—Case studies
- Home ownership—Social aspects—Ontario—Toronto—Case studies
- Women—Ontario—Toronto—Social conditions—Case studies
- Women—Ontario—Toronto—Economic conditions—Case studies
- Urbanization—Political aspects—Ontario—Toronto—Case studies
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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