(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Toward more inclusive public spaces : learning from the everyday experiences of Muslim Arab women in New York City

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JOHNSON A.M. (1) ; MILES R. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Integrative Health Science, Stetson Univ., DeLand, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning and Center for Demography and Population Health, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, ETATS-UNIS


This study examines the spatial practices and lived experiences of Muslim women of Arab descent, to explore the extent to which they experience representation and inclusion in the context of Brooklyn, New York. The study finds that the physical accessibility of public spaces, the aspect that planners tend to emphasize, matters for the observant Muslim women in this study both in ways with which planners are familiar and in other ways. For immigrant women the Arabic landscape of the neighborhood marked by the Arabic signage, the Arabic language being spoken, and women wearing the Islamic headscarf provided them an opportunity to communicate with other women who share their cultural and religious values (spatial practice), and thereby to experience a safe space of normalcy (representational space)


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no8 [pp. 1892-1907]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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