Assigned Readings:  Jigsaw Day

  • EVERYONE: Sewell, Women and the Everyday City, Epilogue (p.169-172)
  • Group A: Sewell, Chapter 3 (p.67-94): dining out
  • Group B: Sewell, Chapter 4 (p.95-126): spectacles and amusements
  • Group C: Sewell, Chapter 5 (p.127-168): spaces of suffrage

  • Questions to guide your reading:
    Remember to include specific examples.

    Groups A and B: Chapter 3 // Chapter 4

    1. ContentThemes Here again, she uses her methodology of examining restaurants // entertainment spaces as places that have overlapping imagined, experienced, and built landscapes. How does she describe these landscapes and how they interact? Again, how did class affect which spaces women went and how they experienced them? How does she describe these places changing over time? How did women shape these changes by their actions and by their demands?
    2. Analysis & Critical Thinking Thinking about the chapter you read for today along with the chapters we read earlier this week, how is San Francisco changing in its built landscape, as well in its expectations for women's behavior, and the ways in which women experienced the city?
    3. QuestionsDo you have any questions about this reading?

    Group C: Chapter 5

    1. Content Describe the spatial tactics suffragists used in their 1896 and 1911 campaigns. How did they use women's increasing use of public spaces as justification for their suffragist claims?
    2. Themes Looking at the differences between the 1896 and 1911 campaigns, describe how women's use of city spaces changed over this time period? How does she argue that women's use of everyday spaces contributed then to their political enfranchisement?
    3. QuestionsDo you have any questions about this reading?

    Helpful Context

    Remember that you'll be responsible for teaching the chapter you read to your classmates. For this reason, it's more important than usual that you come to class prepared and with a good understanding of this chapter.

    Also remember that if you run into a name or another concept from an earlier chapter you didn't read, you can try to look it up in the index to learn more about it.

    See tips and reminders on reading/taking notes in this course.

    Sewell, Women and the Everyday City