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Different Places, Different Voices
Gender and Development in Africa, Asia and Latin America

ISBN 9780415075633
Published January 22, 1993 by Routledge
340 Pages

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Book Description

Different Places, Different Voices challenges Western feminist and post-colonial approaches in its analysis of the changing lives of women of Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania. Recognising the significance of place, this is a book informed by the voices of female geographers from the developing world. Twenty case studies present regional perspectives on urban and rural development, household reproduction and production and community organisation. The theoretical and contextual approach and the emphasis on location and positionality highlight the differences created by place to suggest other ways of seeing.


`This is a fascinating compilation of aspects of the living conditions of many women across the globe ... It will provide an invaluable introduction for undergraduate students.' - Environment and Planning D

`The book not only offers some very exciting and valuable material but also plots the terrain of a feminist geography of gender and development.' - Environment and Planning A

`... makes a timely contibution to the geography of gender ... provides valuable background reading for those interested in development issues, and provides detailed and recent case studies for teaching purposes.' - Geography

` ... makes a valuable contribution to the gender and development literature. The case study topics are wide-ranging, coherent and positively presented. The book deserves a wide audience from teachers and students of geography, sociology, women's studies and development studies. The book also effectively creates links between researchers involved in gender issues and development areas of the world, which is to be applauded ...' - Gender, Place and Culture