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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Beggars Prostitutes and Criminals of Dhaka City
Special Areas and Groups in Dhaka City
The Power Structure and Change Agents in Dhaka City
Major Findings and Concluding Remarks
Various Classifications of Dhaka City and Adjoining
Instructions for Investigators
Glossary of Abbreviations and Local Terms
The Informal Sector Poor of Dhaka City
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20 per cent according to GHS According to selected areas average number Bangladesh Barisal beggars Bengali brothel businesspersons cent lived Comilla crime decades declined deteriorated Dhaka city Dhaka district Districts of origin earned Economic condition educated middle class family planning Faridpur female formal sector poor garment workers gender GHS percentage hawkers Hindus homemakers hotel workers households houses improved income increased industries informal sector poor Islamic Jugantor land large number leisure living in Dhaka lower middle class madrasa madrasa students majority male mastans mixed economy mosques Muslims Mymensingh Noakhali non-political organisations number of children occupation old Dhaka order of importance ownership percentage of HHH police political parties population poverty problems of Dhaka prostitutes Prothom Alo remaining rented richest rickshaw rickshaw-pullers rural selected respondents servants social Table Taka tokais trade union trade union leaders trend upper middle class urban village homes women Zone