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Room for Resistance - gendered appropiations of space in a poor urban community in Costa Rica

Grundström, Karin LU (2009) Meeting Global Challenges in Research Cooperation, 2008 In Meeting global challenges in research cooperation Proceedings of a conference and workshop in Uppsala, May 27–29, 2008 p.518-526
Abstract
This paper discusses spatial interventions as an important part of women’s struggles to improve their living conditions in poor urban areas. A case-study from San José, Costa Rica is the basis for the discussion. Women’s interventions are analyzed in three public places— a park, a playground and a community centre— through the concept of appropriation. The study shows that women’s interventions have influenced both the built environment and the position of the participating women. The study points out women’s participation and challenges the image of the female poor as passive victims.
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Meeting global challenges in research cooperation Proceedings of a conference and workshop in Uppsala, May 27–29, 2008
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Meeting Global Challenges in Research Cooperation, 2008
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  abstract     = {This paper discusses spatial interventions as an important part of women’s struggles to improve their living conditions in poor urban areas. A case-study from San José, Costa Rica is the basis for the discussion. Women’s interventions are analyzed in three public places— a park, a playground and a community centre— through the concept of appropriation. The study shows that women’s interventions have influenced both the built environment and the position of the participating women. The study points out women’s participation and challenges the image of the female poor as passive victims.},
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  language     = {eng},
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  series       = {Meeting global challenges in research cooperation Proceedings of a conference and workshop in Uppsala, May 27–29, 2008},
  title        = {Room for Resistance - gendered appropiations of space in a poor urban community in Costa Rica},
  year         = {2009},
}