Gendered Space

The University of North Carolina Press Chapel Hill and London Published In Pages: 1-294
By Spain, Daphne


In this study, the author examines how gender-segregated space may affect the status of women in nonindustrial societies. Specifically, the author examines predictors of women's status in kinship, inheritance, and labor. The author argues that the gendered partitioning of space contributes to the subordination of women cross-culturally because these practices limit women's access to information which men use to gain status.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
Standard Cross Cultural Sample (SCCS)researcher's ownInformation about segregated dwellings and men's houses were coded by the author from HRAF and from the bibliography of Whyte’s (1978) "The Status of Women in Preindustrial Societies"

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