Environmental Determinism: Functional Egalitarian Spaces Promote Functional Egalitarian Practices
11 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2020
Date Written: 2019
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
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