Title: (Un)covering the Face of Dhaka. Gender Politics and Public Space in the Post-Colonial City
Authors: Habib, Kishwar ×
Heynen, Hilde #
De Meulder, Bruno #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Zeta Books
Series Title: Environment, Space, Place vol:6 issue:2 pages:69-98
Abstract: Socio-spatial conditions for women in Dhaka are very
specifi c and highly contradictory. Th is article traces some of these contradictions
by looking at the multilayered presence of women in public
space—where public space is defi ned as both the space of politics and
public discourse, and the physical space of streets, parks and squares. By
analyzing the presence of women in public space, it is argued that one
can observe a continuous tension within these spaces between ‘offi cial’
discourses and often repeated ideas that stress equal rights for women on
the one hand and a whole series of everyday practices on the other that
rather tend to make women’s presence in public space marginal.
ISSN: 2066-5377
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Architecture and Society (+)
Architecture and Design (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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