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- 'We do get stereotyped': gender, housing, work and social disadvantage
- Saugeres, Lise
- While some of the theoretical debates within housing studies in the last decade have focused on developing social constructionist perspectives that enable the analysis of both social structures and everyday discourses, very little work has applied these theories to qualitative studies. In addition, there has been a lack of recent studies taking feminist and gendered approaches to housing studies. This is all the more surprising as, firstly, the number of women living under the poverty line and receiving housing assistance is considerably higher than men, and secondly, feminist perspectives have had considerable theoretical influence in the social sciences as a tool to understanding social and economic inequalities. In this article, I will be drawing on feminist theory on welfare states and Pierre Bourdieu's theory of gender and practice in order to explore the ways in which women who live below the poverty line in Australia are marginalized and kept in disadvantaged positions. In order to do so, I will draw on in-depth interviews with women in two states, Victoria and New South Wales.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences. Institute for Social Research
- Housing, Theory and Society, Vol. 26, no. 3 (Sep 2009), pp. 193-209
- Publication year
- Feminism; Gender; Housing; Paid work; Welfare
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2009 Taylor & Francis.
- Peer reviewed