"Studies of domestic space allocations across different societies strongly suggest that applications of the concept of privacy, as formulated for western industrialized populations, may be irrelevant, nonsalient or ambiguous to non-western household groups and to populations functioning according to pre-industrial rules of social organization. On particular interest is the current determinant feminist literature on privacy constraints on the woman in household configurations. Depending upon whether privacy is defined as "the ability to control information about one's self or "the ability to create physical boundries that exclude others", the situation in many nonwestern extended family settings may be ambiguous. Control of information is not necessarily related to physical boundry delineation nor is the class of information to be controlled at all consistent cross culturally. Further, the absence of boundry labels for woman's individual space could be related to the more salient need for individuals to bond with gender, in order better to access and control information relevant to themselves and the multiage, cross-gender family with whom they reside and participate in collective economic activities. This paper is based on the case study of a muslim village in Greece."