activity segregation

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The spatial separation of the sexes during the working day, as in a mining village, where the mines were an exclusively male preserve and the kitchen an exclusively female one. ‘The gender division of labour helps to reinforce activity segregation where men and women…use space differently and unequally…this has meant that men are free to inhabit the public sphere and public spaces, while women's lives have been restricted to the private spaces of the home’ (M. Longan (no date) U. Valparaiso).

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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