Urban Case Studies

Index

CityArea
BangkokEast and Southeast Asia
Buenos AiresSouth America
CalcuttaIndia
CairoAfrica
DelhiIndia
Guatemala CityMiddle America
JakartaEast and Southeast Asia
JohannesburgAfrica
KarachiSouth Asia
LagosAfrica
LimaSouth America
LondonEurope
LusakaAfrica
MadrasIndia
ManchesterEurope
Mexico CityMiddle America
MumbaiIndia
Northeast BrazilSouth America
Rio de JaneiroSouth America
SantiagoSouth America
Sao PauloSouth America
TokoyoJapan
YorkEurope
WindhoekAfrica

MIDDLE AMERICA

Guatemala City

Mexico City

  • Lewis, Oscar. (1961). The Children of Sanchez, Autobiography of a Mexican Family. New York: Random House.
  • Lewis, Oscar. (1959). Five Families; Mexican Case Studies in the Culture of Poverty. New York: Basic Books.
  • Lomnitz, Larissa Adler de. (1977). Networks and Marginality: Life in a Mexican Shantytown. New York: Academic Press.
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SOUTH AMERICA

Buenos Aires

  • Guy, Donna J. (1991). Sex & Danger in Buenos Aires: Prostitution, Family, and Nation in Argentina. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Lima

  • Collier, David. (1976). Squatters and Oligarchs: Authoritarian Rule and Policy Change in Peru. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Lobo, Susan. (1982). A House of My Own: Social Organization in the Squatter Settlements of Lima, Peru. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Northeast Brazil

  • Scheper-Hughes, Nancy. (1992). Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Rio de Janeiro

  • Gay, Robert. (1994). Popular Organization and Democracy in Rio de Janeiro: A Tale of Two Favelas. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
  • Perlman, Janice E. (1976). The Myth of Marginality: Urban Poverty and Politics in Rio de Janeiro. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Santiago

  • Winn, Peter. (1986). Weavers of Revolution: the Yarur Workers and Chile's Road to Socialism. New York: Oxford University Press.

Sao Paulo

  • Jesus, Carolina Maria de. (1962). Child of the Dark; the Diary of Carolina Maria de Jesus. New York: Dutton.
  • Shirley, Robert W. (1971). The End of a Tradition; Culture Change and Development in the Municipio of Cunha, Sao Paulo, Brazil. New York: Columbia University Press.
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Europe

London

  • Fried, Albert, and Richard M. Elman. (1968). Charles Booth's London: A Portrait of the Poor at the Turn of the Century. New York: Pantheon Books.
  • London, Jack. (1980). People of the Abyss. London: J. Simon.
  • Mayhew, Henry. (1968). London Labour and the London Poor. New York: Dover Publications.
  • Orwell, George. (1960). Down and Out in Paris and London. London: Secker & Warburg.

Manchester

  • Roberts, Robert. (1971). The Classic Slum: Salford Life in the First Quarter of the Century. Manchester: The University Press

York

  • Roundtree, B.S. (1922). Poverty: A Study of Town Life. London: Longmans, Green and Co.

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AFRICA

Cairo

  • Early, Evelyn A. (1993). Baldi Women of Cairo: Playing with an Egg and a Stone. Boulder: Rienner Publishers.
  • Fakhouri, Hani. (1987). Continuity and Change in an Egyptian Community, 2nd Edition. Waveland Press.
  • Macleod, Arlene Elowe. (1991). Accommodating Protext: Working Women, the New Veiling, and Change in Cairo. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Wikan, Unni. (1996). Tomorrow, God Willing: Self-Made Destinies in Cairo. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Wikan, Unni. (1980). Life among the Poor in Cairo. New York: Tavistock Publications.

Johannesburg

  • Barrett, Jane. (1985). South African Women on the move. London: Zed Books.
  • Mandy, Nigel. (1984). A City Divided: Johannesburg and Soweto. New York: St. Martin's Press.
  • Sikakane, Joyce. (1977). A Window on Soweto. London: International Defence & Aid Fund.

Lagos

  • Baker, Pauline H. (1974). Urbanization and Political Change: The Politics of Lagos, 1917- 1967. Berkely: University of California Press.
  • Cole, Patrick. (1975). Modern and Traditional Elites in the Politics of Lagos. London: Cambridge University Press.

Lusaka

  • Hansen, Karen Tranberg. (1997). Keeping House in Lusaka. New York, Columbia University Press.

Windhoek

  • Pendleton, Wade C. (1974). Katutura: A Place Where We Stay. San Diego San Diego State University Press. Reprinted 1994 by Macmillan.
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INDIA

Calcutta

  • Lapierre, Dominique. (1985). The City of Joy. Garden City: Doubleday.

Delhi

  • Pandit, Vijay Laxmi. (1984, c1983). Elites and Urban Politics: A Case Study of Delhi. New Delhi: Inter-India Publications.
  • Vinze, Medha Dubhashi. (1987). Women Entrepreneurs in India: A Socio-Economic Study of Delhi, 1975-85. Delhi: Mittal Publications.

Madras

  • Caplan, Patricia. (1985). Class & Gender in India: Women and their Organizations in a South Indian City. London: Tavistock Publications.

Mumbai

  • Wersch, Hubert W. M. Van. (1992). Bombay Textile Strike, 1982-83. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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SOUTH ASIA

Karachi

  • Streefland, Pieter H. (1979). The Sweepers of Slaughterhouse: Conflict and Survival in a Karachi Neighbourhood. Assen: Van Gorcum.

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EAST AND SOUTHEAST ASIA

Bangkok

  • Odzer, Cleo. (1994). Patpong Sisters: An American Woman's View of the Bangkok Sex World. New York: Blue Moon Books: Arcade Publications: Distributed by Little, Brown and Co.
  • Pasuk, Phongpaichit. (1982). From Peasant Girls to Bangkok Masseuses. Geneva: International Labour Office.
  • Thorbek, Susanne. (1987). Voices from the City: Women of Bangkok. London: Zed Books.

Jakarta

  • Murray, Alison J. (1991). No Money No Honey: A Study of Street Traders and Prostitutes in Jakarta. Singapore: Oxford University Press.

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Japan

Tokoyo

  • Hane, Mikiso. (1982). Peasants, rebels, and outcastes: the underside of modern Japan. New York: Pantheon.

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