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

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 1993-01-22
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This recognises the significance of place in the developing world, challenging Western feminist and post-colonial approaches in the analysis of the changing lives of the women of Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania. This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information . Visit our eBookstore at: www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk .

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xvi
Introductionp. 1
Geography, Gender and Developmentp. 3
Africap. 9
Introductionp. 11
Household Energy Supply and Rural Women's Work in Ghanap. 15
Women's Role and Participation in Farm and Community Tree-Growing Activities in Kiambu District, Kenyap. 30
Agricultural Production and Women's Time Budgets in Ugandap. 46
The Impact of Labour-Saving Devices on the Lives of Rural African Womenp. 52
The Impact of Contraceptive Use Among Urban Traders in Nigeriap. 63
South Asiap. 75
Introductionp. 77
Gender Relations in Rural Bangladeshp. 80
Seasonality, Wage Labour and Women's Contribution to Household Income in Western Indiap. 93
Invisible Female Agricultural Labour in Indiap. 109
Assessing Rural Development Programmes in India from a Gender Perspectivep. 120
Access of Female Plantation Workers in Sri Lanka to Basic-Needs Provisionp. 131
Women as Agents and Beneficiaries of Rural Housing Programmes in Sri Lankap. 146
Women's Roles in Rural Sri Lankap. 159
South-East Asia and Oceaniap. 177
Introductionp. 179
Feminist Geography in Taiwan and Hong Kongp. 181
Gender and the Quality of Life of Households in Raft-Houses, Temerloh, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysiap. 183
Development and Factory Womenp. 197
Women and Agriculture in Western Samoap. 211
Latin Americap. 225
Introductionp. 227
Women and Geography in Brazilp. 228
The Role of Women's Organisations and Groups in Community Developmentp. 230
Deconstructing the Householdp. 243
Women's Roles in Colonisationp. 256
Housewifisation and Colonisation in the Colombian Rainforestp. 270
The Role of Gender in Peasant Migrationp. 278
Appendixp. 288
Notesp. 291
Referencesp. 297
Indexp. 317
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