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The Resource Contested spaces : abortion clinics, women's shelters and hospitals : politicizing the female body, Lori A. Brown, (electronic book)

Contested spaces : abortion clinics, women's shelters and hospitals : politicizing the female body, Lori A. Brown, (electronic book)

Label
Contested spaces : abortion clinics, women's shelters and hospitals : politicizing the female body
Title
Contested spaces
Title remainder
abortion clinics, women's shelters and hospitals : politicizing the female body
Statement of responsibility
Lori A. Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Lori Brown examines the relationship between space, defined physically, legally and legislatively, and how these factors directly impact the spaces of abortion. It analyses how various political entities shape the physical landscapes of inclusion and exclusion to reproductive healthcare access, and questions what architecture's responsibilities are in respect to this spatial conflict. Employing writing, drawing and mapping methodologies, this interdisciplinary project explores restrictions and legislatures which directly influence abortion policy in the US, Mexico and Canada. It questions how these legal rulings produce spatial complexities and why architecture isn't more culturally and spatially engaged with these spaces. In Mexico, where abortion is fully legal only in Mexico City during the first trimester, women must travel vast distances and undergo extreme conditions in order to access the procedure. Conservative state governments continue to make abortion a severely punishable crime. In Canada, there are nowhere near the cultural and religious stigmas to abortion as in the US and Mexico. Completely legal and without restrictions, Canada offers an important contrast to the ongoing abortion issues within the US and Mexico. Researching the spatial implications of such a politicized space, this book expands beyond a study of abortion clinic and includes other spaces such as women's shelters and hospitals that require multiple levels of secured spaces in order to discuss the spatial ramifications of access and security within spaces that are highly personal, private, and sometimes secret or even hidden. In questioning what architecture's responsibility is in these spatial conflicts, the book looks at how what architecture 'does' can be used to reconsider the spaces and security around such contested places, and ultimately suggests what design's potential impact might be. In doing so, it shows how architecture's role might be redefined within social and spatial practices
Member of
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Brown, Lori A
Dewey number
720.82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2543.W65
LC item number
B76 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Architecture and women
  • Architecture
  • Abortion services
  • Health services accessibility
Label
Contested spaces : abortion clinics, women's shelters and hospitals : politicizing the female body, Lori A. Brown, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social and spatial practices -- Legal frameworks understood spatially -- Case studies -- Landscapes of access: US, Canada and Mexico
Control code
EBC1182718
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 237 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781409437420
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Contested spaces : abortion clinics, women's shelters and hospitals : politicizing the female body, Lori A. Brown, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Social and spatial practices -- Legal frameworks understood spatially -- Case studies -- Landscapes of access: US, Canada and Mexico
Control code
EBC1182718
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 237 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781409437420
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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