Environmental Determinism: Functional Egalitarian Spaces Promote Functional Egalitarian Practices

11 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2020

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

Egalitarian, place-based thinking belongs at the table when considering approaches to improving early childhood. Places connect people’s lives. They also generate patterns that organize, and can re-organize, our social order and behavior.1 Places can spark and support the development of self-governance and cultivate a political voice grounded in the needs of the same community that place generates. Whether considered as community schools, community centers, or more ambitiously, community housing developments designed to include services that meet the needs of residents, the spatial dimensions of early childhood policy require explicit consideration.

Keywords: egalitarian planning, egalitarian space, place-based, community schools, community housing, housing, work-family, Dolores Hayden, Kaiserville, Vanport, domestic labor, Rosie the Riveter, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Cooperative Housekeeping, urban planning, collective kitchen, care work, childcare, gen

Suggested Citation

Baird Silbaugh, Katharine, Environmental Determinism: Functional Egalitarian Spaces Promote Functional Egalitarian Practices (2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3682127 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3682127

Katharine Baird Silbaugh (Contact Author)

Boston University - School of Law ( email )

765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
United States

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