The Effects of Gender Concept on Housing Advertisements and Residential Organization

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Erdas G., ÖZMEN E. F.

MEGARON, cilt.14, ss.11-28, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 14
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5505/megaron.2018.01488
  • Dergi Adı: MEGARON
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.11-28


An individual has the feature of being either a male or a female from the birth to the end of his/her life. This biological identification is entitled as "sex" and it describes certain biological and physical features that cannot be altered. However, as soon as an individual begins to exist within the society, some tasks and roles are attributed to the individual by the society. There are a number of rules on how and where individuals can be exist in social life, and the milieu in which they can be active. Stereotypes are directly influential in determining these attributed roles and tasks. All these stereotypes describe the concept of "gender". The changing lifestyles also alter and transform the roles that the society ascribes to the individual. The change of the social roles and the domain of the female and the male has affected the decision areas of the space and at the same time the organization of the space has to be rethought. While these changes are reflected as the difference between private and public spaces in cities, the representation of this reflection on the smallest scale is houses. Moreover, the concept of gender and private-public distinction directly affect the shaping of housing spaces and the processes of acquiring / purchasing housing.