Social Formation in Dhaka, 1985-2005: A Longitudinal Study of Society in a Third World Megacity
Kamal Siddiqui, Jamshed Ahmed, Kaniz Siddique, Sayeedul Huq, Abul Hossain, Shah Nazimud-Doula, Nahid Rezawana
Routledge, Apr 1, 2016 - Social Science - 420 pages
By the middle of the twenty-first century, more than fifty per cent of the world's population will live in an urban environment. Most of this new urban growth will take place in Asia and Africa, yet most governments in these two continents seem woefully unprepared for the challenges they will face in providing their urban citizens with the basic services and security from poverty, environmental degradation and crime. It is in this context that in-depth studies which lay bare the contours and characteristics of society and institutions in the urban setting of Third World countries assume importance and urgency. Most studies on urbanisation in developing countries concentrate on slums and shanty towns in isolation from the rest of the society. By contrast, Social Formation in Dhaka, 1985-2005 analyses urbanisation and urban society in a holistic manner, connecting the poor with the non-poor and delineating the change agents of the city. As the first longitudinal study of the social structure of any Third World Megacity, this book will be of interest to urban sociologists, policy-makers, NGOS, and researchers engaged in understanding the development in cities in the global south.
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2 Methodology Used for Information Collection
3 A General Household Survey GHS of Dhaka City 19852005
4 The Residents of Dhaka Citys Government Quarters
5 The Educated Middle Class of Dhaka City
6 The Richest People of Dhaka City
7 The Formal Sector Poor of Dhaka City
8 The Informal Sector Poor of Dhaka City
12 Major Findings and Concluding Remarks
Appendix I Various Classifications of Dhaka City and Adjoining Areas
Appendix II General Household Survey Questionnaire
Appendix III Instructions for Investigators
Appendix IV Places of Interest in and Around Dhaka City
Appendix V A List of Organisations Directly Concerned with Dhaka City
Appendix VI Glossary of Abbreviations and Local Terms
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20 per cent according to GHS According to selected areas average number Bangladesh Barisal beggars Bengali brothel businesspersons cent lived characteristics Chittagong Comilla crime decades declined deteriorated Dhaka city Dhaka district Districts of origin earned Economic condition expenditure family members family planning Faridpur formal sector poor garment workers gender GHS percentage hawkers hijacking Hindus homemakers households improved income increased industries informal sector poor Islamic Jugantor land leisure living in Dhaka lower middle class madrasa madrasa students male mastans migration mixed economy Muslims Mymensingh Noakhali non-political organisations number of children occupation old Dhaka order of importance ownership percent percentage of HHH police political parties population poverty problems of Dhaka prostitutes Prothom Alo remaining rented richest rickshaw rickshaw-pullers rural selected respondents semi-literate servants social Table Taka tokais trade union trade union leaders trend upper middle class urban village homes women Zone