Women and Environments
Year Published: 1983
Periodical profile published 1983
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2744
Abstract: WOMEN AND ENVIRONMENTS offer news, features, and reviews on women's work in housing, energy, ecology, planning and design. Although produced in Canada, the magazine's coverage is international in scope. It provides a medium for women active in environmental design and planning to share their analyses, strategies, and experience in working for change. It is intended to facilitate networking.
The Summer 1982 issues (Vol.5, No.2) focuses on "Women as Urban Developers", A number of articles discuss the different roles to which women and men are socialized, which not only govern their activities but in large part determine the nature of the build enivornment in which they function, and the uses to which they will put their surroundings.
The journal also reports on the theoretical framework which feminist groups are using to approach environment issues, such as eco-feminism. For example, the Summer issue reports on a New Zealand- based group, Feminists for the Environment who suggest that in the same way that sexism distorts the relationship between women and men, so mindset which seeks to dominate, subdue, and exploit the earth's resources represents a distortion of the interrelations of humans with their natural enviornment.