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Title:
Urbanization in the Middle East
Author:
Costello, V. F. (Vincent Francis)
Publication Information:
Cambridge, Eng. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1977.
Physical Description:
viii, 121 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780521213240

9780521291101
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Originally published in 1977 as part of the Urbanization in Developing Countries series, this book studies the social, demographic, political and economic processes involved in the growth of cities in the Middle East. It was the first study of urbanization in this region from a single viewpoint and it draws on the findings of numerous scholars. The main emphasis is on the insights provided by urban geography, sociology and social anthropology, but the work of demographers, economists and historians is also taken into account. Its main purpose is to examine the causes and consequences of the change in the character of the Middle Eastern city from a traditional to a twentieth-century pattern. The book describes the social and environmental background to urban development and the nature of the pre-industrial urban society in the region. The differences between planned urban development in various countries are also studied.


Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Environment and society in the Middle East
2 Pre-industrial urban society in the Middle East
3 Modern urban development
4 Rural-urban migration
5 Social adjustment in the city
6 Occupations and social stratification
7 Urban form and structure
8 Conclusions
Appendix
References cited
Index