Everyday Experiences of Women in Mass-produced Housing in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, Mexico

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Ascencio Ramos, Adriana Paulina




Mass-produced social housing complexes are an outcome of a neoliberal approach to housing that has driven the expansion of urban peripheries in Mexico since the early 2000s. This thesis addresses this research gap by asking the question: what are the effects of the neoliberal project of mass-produced housing complexes on the everyday lives of women? This research draws from feminist research methodologies and uses a case study approach to understand the social and spatial conditions in which women's daily lives unfold in a social housing complex in Guadalajara, Mexico. While I demonstrate how the impacts of this housing model are gendered, I also discuss the places and circumstances that structure women's use of space in the context of mass-produced social housing. I argue that the configuration of mass-produced housing complexes fails to support the complex and multi-dimensional nature of women's everyday lives.


Urban and Regional Planning




Carleton University

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