Contested spaces abortion clinics womens shelters and hospitals politicizing the female body 1st edition by lori a brown this book expands beyond a study of abortion clinic and includes other spaces such as womens shelters and hospitals that require multiple levels of secured spaces in order to discuss the spatial ramifications of . In contested spaces abortion clinics womens shelters and hospitals feminist architectural research makes an important return to explicit womens issues with a powerful and deeply provocative situated examination of spaces in and around north american abortion clinics. There is relatively little information on the architecture of womens shelters or hospitals despite the books subtitle contested spaces has an unexpectedly naive conclusion given the detailed accounts of the obstacles facing providers reported in the first five chapters. Lori browns new book contested spaces abortion clinics womens shelters and hospitals is an attempt by a feminist architect to push a quite conservative field in a more socially committed and responsible direction by exploring one of the most contested and politicised spaces there is abortion clinics. In contested spaces abortion clinics womens shelters and hospitals lori a brown brings this heritage of feminist architecture to bear on contemporary approaches to these charged sites brown asserts space matters
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