Peasants, plantation dwellers and the urban poor a study of women and shelter in Kenya by Diana Lee-Smith

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Published by Department of Architecture and Development Studies, Department of Environmental Psychology, Lund University in Lund, Sweden .

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  • Urban women -- Kenya.,
  • Women peasants -- Kenya.,
  • Women"s shelters -- Kenya.,
  • Women -- Housing -- Kenya.,
  • Plantation life -- Kenya.,
  • Poor -- Developing countries.

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StatementDiana Lee-Smith.
SeriesThesis -- 4, Thesis series (Lunds universitet. Dept. of Architecture and Development Studies) -- 4.
ContributionsLunds universitet. Dept. of Architecture and Development Studies., Lunds universitet. Dept. of Environmental Psychology.
The Physical Object
Pagination148 p. :
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20953301M
ISBN 109187866102

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