5. Bodymaps: Sexing Space and Zoning Gender in Ancient Athens

  1. Lin Foxhall2 and
  2. Gabriele Neher3
  1. James Davidson

Published Online: 13 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118234471.ch5

Gender and the City before Modernity

Gender and the City before Modernity

How to Cite

Davidson, J. (2012) Bodymaps: Sexing Space and Zoning Gender in Ancient Athens, in Gender and the City before Modernity (eds L. Foxhall and G. Neher), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118234471.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Leicester, UK

  2. 3

    University of Nottingham, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Warwick, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118234433

Online ISBN: 9781118234471

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Keywords:

  • bodymaps, sexing space and zoning gender in ancient Athens;
  • space and gender in classical Athens, ‘age–classed space’;
  • men's role in the oikos, and women in the world outside the oikos;
  • andrōn and gynaikōnitis, gendered space and the bodymap;
  • gendered space, ‘men's rooms’ and ‘women's quarters’;
  • space and gender in ancient Greek, at the level of the body;
  • discourse of space-gendered bodies, class, citizenship and virtue;
  • urban topography, sexualised and promiscuous spaces;
  • dress, as a part in the construction of body space;
  • space as constructed in classical Athens, a contoured continuum

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Space and gender in classical Athens

  • Gendered space and spaced gender

  • Space and sexuality

  • Discourse and dispositif

  • Conclusion

  • Beyond space and gender