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Urbanization in the Middle East : Urbanisation in Developing Countries - V.F. Costello

Urbanization in the Middle East

Urbanisation in Developing Countries


Published: 9th May 1977
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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.

List of illustrations
Environment and society in the Middle East
Pre-industrial urban society in the Middle East
Modern urban development
Rural-urban migration
Social adjustment in the city
Occupations and social stratification
Urban form and structure
References cited
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ISBN: 9780521291101
ISBN-10: 0521291100
Series: Urbanisation in Developing Countries
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 9th May 1977
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.21