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Different places, different voices : gender and development in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Momsen, Janet Henshall & Vivian Kinnaird (eds.)

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ISBN 10: 0415075386 / ISBN 13: 9780415075381
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London : Routledge, 1993. Hardcover. Library stamps. xvii, 322 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm. "Consists of selected papers given at the Commonwealth Geographical Bureau Workshop held at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in April, 1989". Condition : very good copy. ISBN 0415075386[KEYWORDS: Women's studies*, gender studies. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 250475

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In the developing world, the subordinate position of women is exacerbated not only by patriarchal values but also by economic crisis and the legacy of colonialism. The traditional model for women has been housework and childcare. However, new socio-economic demands and individual motivation have created new opportunities. "Different Places, Different Voices" analyzes the changing lives of the women of the South through the voices of female geographers from the developing world. An emphasis on location and positionality highlights the differences created by place and challenges much of the feminist and post-colonial scholarship of the West. The focus on place, with context-specific studies of individual regions, results in a natural grouping by continent of the chapters within the book and emphasizes the diversity of identities. The 20 case studies present regional perspectives by Third World geographers on aspects of urban and rural development, household reproduction, and production and community organization. There is coverage of Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania, with contextual and theoretical introductions to each continent by local leading feminist geographers.

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`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

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