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The Gendered City: The Politics of violence against women in Mexico City's public transportation system

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dc.contributor.advisor Kimmel, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Levy, Daniel en_US
dc.contributor.author Dunckel, Amy en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of Sociology en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:51:14Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:51:14Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/76823 en_US
dc.description 114 pgs en_US
dc.description.abstract According to the World Health Organization as of 2010 more people live in cities than ever before. And yet, also according to them, women are one of the least likely groups to control the wealth and power that is produced in these metropolises. How are women excluded from equal right to the city? Why is gender inequality in cities so persistent and difficult for women to overcome? This research looks at the case of Mexico City -one of the largest cities in the world, hailed as an economic hub for Latin America- to answer these questions. In the last decade Mexico City, like many other cities around the world, has seen a rise of public violence against women, forcing it to segregate its public transportation system. The city is now filled with women-only buses, taxis, and underground metro cars. Both the violence and harassment against women in transportation and women-only transportation as a solution tell us something about the gendered nature of the city. By analyzing violence against women and women-only transportation as a solution, this dissertation comes to three conclusions about the relationship between gender-based violence and women's equal right to the city. First, that the city is a highly gendered place and not a gender-neutral one, creating social systems that foster long-term gender inequality. Secondly, that public violence against women acts as a forms of gender discrimination, limiting women's equal rights to urban resources and opportunities. And, lastly that new forms of feminism in the city will emerge in reaction to this type of oppression, manifesting themselves into public, social movements for gender equality. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sociology en_US
dc.subject.other Gender-based violence, gender inequality, Public policy, Urban development, Women-only transportation en_US
dc.title The Gendered City: The Politics of violence against women in Mexico City's public transportation system en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Shandra, John en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Decena, Carlos en_US

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