Latin American Urbanization

Latin American Urbanization

by Charles Butterworth, John K. Chance
     
 

ISBN-10: 052128175X

ISBN-13: 9780521281751

Pub. Date: 01/31/1981

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Originally published in 1981 as part of the Urbanization in Developing Countries series, Latin American Urbanization presents an in-depth look at a process of social change in an important region of the Third World. In this study, Professors Butterworth and Chance concentrate on the rural-urban migration of the lower classes and the adaptation of migrants to city

Overview

Originally published in 1981 as part of the Urbanization in Developing Countries series, Latin American Urbanization presents an in-depth look at a process of social change in an important region of the Third World. In this study, Professors Butterworth and Chance concentrate on the rural-urban migration of the lower classes and the adaptation of migrants to city life. They examine the rural, peasant and proletarian communities from which the migrants have come and to which they often remain loyal even after many years of urban residence. Drawing together in a coherent manner studies from several disciplines such as demographic, sociocultural, economic and political dimensions of urbanization, this book will interest a variety of scholars in the social sciences and the humanities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521281751
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/31/1981
Series:
Urbanisation in Developing Countries Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The city in history; 2. Why people move; 3. Who moves from where: selectivity and migration; 4. Return migration, brokerage, and effects on the community; 5. Migrant adaptation: kinship, networks, and small groups; 6. The urban class structure; 7. Voluntary associations; 8. Housing, poverty, and politics; 9. International migration; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.

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