All components of the city influence the way we understand everyday realities. At the same time the city regulates attitudes, behaviors and urban relations. Thus, the city is a gendered space – an idea supported by theorists such as Elizabeth Grosz, Tovi Fenster, Annette Gough, Sylvia Chant, Laura Grunberg, Diana Neaga. Academic studies, especially in Romania, have marginalized the relationship between space and gender, as well as the link between what is found in the urban landscape (for example streets, statues and monuments) and collective memory (being remembered/commemorated). This paper consists of a gender-sensitive toponymic analysis in order to see who is visible from a symbolic point of view in the public space in the city of Ploiești.
■ Gendered Space ■ Gender-sensitive Public Policies ■ (In)Equity ■ Symbolic representation ■ Public Space ■ The Right to the City
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