Urbanization and Social Change in West Africa

Urbanization and Social Change in West Africa

by Josef Gugler, William Flanagan


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521291187
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/28/1978
Series: Urbanisation in Developing Countries Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps, figures, and tables; Preface; Introduction: exploding cities in poverty-stricken countries; 1. Empires and trade; 2. Urbanization and economic development; 3. Rural-urban migration; 4. Townsman and absentee villager; 5. Social relationships in the urban setting; 6. Three types of change; 7. The family: continuity and change; 8. Changes in the position of women; 9. Stratification and social mobility; Conclusion: the incorporation of the West African peasantry; Notes; Bibliography; Name index; Subject index.

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