Journal article

The Woman/Architect Distinction

Karen Burns

ARCHITECTURAL THEORY REVIEW | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

The complicated links between individual life stories and theories of gender are central to feminist discussion. Since the end of the 1970s, feminist discourse has debated the tensions between feminism's collective category, woman, and the diversity of women. Feminist theory has worked to undo the monolithic category of Woman. This paper argues that research on women in architectural practice should draw on this long-standing debate, particularly when researchers use life-story interview texts as the corner-stone for gender studies. Researchers who use gender as a category of analysis must negotiate the complexity of lived subjectivity narrated in the interview testimonial. The apparent refu..

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