Women’s Studies: Flamiano and Spain

Thu. March 17, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

UVa Harrison Institute / Small Special Collections

UVa Central Grounds, 160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904


Authors Dolores Flamiano (Women, Workers, and Race in LIFE Magazine) and Daphne Spain (Constructive Feminism) discuss their research and writing about the roles of gender and race in the professional world.

Why should you attend?

“Dolores Flamiano’s timely analysis of this under-appreciated photographer benefits from lively narratives and marvelous illustrative photographs. Her book functions as a key reference text for anyone interested in the histories of labor in photography, women in photography, or magazine photography.” —Vanessa Rocco, Southern New Hampshire University

“In Constructive Feminism, Daphne Spain examines the deliberate and unintended spatial consequences of feminism’s second wave, a social movement dedicated to reconfiguring power relations between women and men. Placing the women’s movement of the 1970s in the context of other social movements that have changed the use of urban space, Spain argues that reform feminists used the legal system to end the mandatory segregation of women and men in public institutions, while radical activists created small-scale places that gave women the confidence to claim their rights to the public sphere.” —Cornell University Press

Spain, Daphne, Constructive Feminism