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Cities in the Developing World By Edited by Josef Gugler

Cities in the Developing World
by Edited by Josef Gugler

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This text offers an overview of the urban experience in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It covers development theory and policy as they pertain to urbanization, rural-urban migration, urban employment structures, forms of social integration and control, the housing question, and urban politics.
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Cities in the Developing World: Issues, Theory and Policy by Edited by Josef Gugler

This textbook offers an overview of the urban experience in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Six main issues are addressed: development theory and policy as they pertain to urbanization, rural-urban migration, urban employment structures, forms of social integration and control, the housing question, and urban politics. The urban transition now affecting Africa, Asia, and Latin America, rapid urban growth without precedence in history, and the largest mega-cities in the world have attracted the attention of scholars and policy-makers alike.

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About Edited by Josef Gugler


The editor, Josef Gugler, is Professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. Previously he served as Director of Sociological Research at the Makerere Institute of Social Research in Uganda. His research has taken him to Cuba, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zaire.

Table of Contents


Development theory and policy; urbanization, economic growth, and womens labour force participation - a theoretical and empirical reassessment; the rise and demise of urban-biased development policies in Africa; rural-urban migration; changing migration strategies in Deccan Maharashtra, India - 1885-1990; life in a dual system revisited - urban-rural ties in Enugu, Nigeria, 1961-1987; Amerindian migration in Peru and Mexico; public policy and rural-urban migration; overurbanization reconsidered; working in the streets - survival strategy, necessity or unavoidable evil?; the saga of a Jakarta street trader and her family; how men and women got by and still get by (only not so well) - the gender division of labour in a Nairobi shantytown; gender divisions in Brazilian industry; confronting child labour - a gradualist approach; social organization in the city; the social and economic organization of a Mexican shantytown; marital power dynamics - women providers and working-class households in Istanbul; social policy transforms the family - the case of Singapore; social transformations of metropolitan China since 1949; housing and the environment; building the future city; self-help approaches to the provision of housing - the long debate and a few lessons; the stae and housing policies in Chile - five regime types and strategies; patterns of political integration and conflict; tribalism and political violence in South Africa; political bosses and strong-arm retainers in the Sunni Muslim quarters in Beirut, 1943-1992; the politics of political conformity in Mexico City revisited - when, how, and why it breaks down; the social context of citizenship in Latin America; the new labour movement in Brazil; popular mobilization under the military regime in Chile - from invisible transition to political democratization.

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GOR008201504
Cities in the Developing World: Issues, Theory and Policy by Edited by Josef Gugler
Edited by Josef Gugler
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1997-06-01
414
0198742150
9780198742159
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