In the developing world today the subordinated 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 challenges Western Feminist and post colonial approaches in its analysis of the changing lives of the women of the South. Recognising the significance of "place," the book is informed by the voices of female geographers from the developing world. The theoretical and contextual approach and the emphasis on location and position highlight the differences created by place to suggest other ways of seeing.