The Resource In the cities of the South : scenes from a developing world, Jeremy Seabrook

In the cities of the South : scenes from a developing world, Jeremy Seabrook

Label
In the cities of the South : scenes from a developing world
Title
In the cities of the South
Title remainder
scenes from a developing world
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Seabrook
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Jeremy Seabrook's remarkable new book gives a unique account of the lived experience of people in the vast and ever-expanding cities of South Asia. From Bangkok, Bombay, Dhaka, Manila, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh and Kuala Lumpur, Seabrook brings stories of survival, endurance and uncelebrated heroism, stories with uncanny echoes of life in Britain in the early industrial and urban era. At the same time, he provides a powerful analysis of the restructuring of urban life in South Asia, as the world moves towards a 'single integrated economy'
  • The book's greatest strength lies in its evocation of daily life, its vivid descriptions of besieged communities, together with the extraordinary individual tales of some of the thousands of migrants who arrive daily in these megacities of the South. Jeremy Seabrook pays special attention to the position of labour in the cities, both organized and unorganized, to the unrecorded struggles of industrial workers in the suburbs of Jakarta, or garment workers in Bangkok and Dhaka. In doing so, he highlights the convergences between North and South which are likely to become sharper as workers in Britain and other Western countries are forced into even fiercer competition with those of South Asia
  • Jeremy Seabrook has a rare ability to listen, to observe and to record faithfully, which complements his grasp of political and economic realities. Above all, his writing here is indelibly marked by a sense of solidarity which is neither sentimental nor rhetorical. The result is not only a series of unforgettable portraits and stories, but a profoundly important study of social transformation
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seabrook, Jeremy
Index
index present
LC call number
HT149.5
LC item number
.S4 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cities and towns
  • Urbanization
  • Cities and towns
  • Social conditions
  • Urbanization
  • Urbanisatie
  • Sociaal-economische situatie
  • Ontwikkelingslanden
  • Verstädterung
  • Stadtleben
  • Developing countries
  • Developing countries
  • Entwicklungsländer
  • Asien
Label
In the cities of the South : scenes from a developing world, Jeremy Seabrook
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Myths of the Megacities -- 2. Urbanization: the Making of a Transnational Working Class. Malaysia -- 3. Migrants to the City. Bangkok. The Cycle Rickshaw Drivers of Dhaka -- 4. Bombay in the Nineties. Dharavi I. Dharavi II -- 5. People of the City I. The Exile, Bangkok. The Poet, Dhaka. The Child, Bombay -- 6. Labour in the Cities. Jakarta. The Garment Sweatshops of Bangkok. The Garment Workers of Dhaka -- 7. People of the City II. The Intellectual, Jakarta. The Industrialist, Dhaka. The Migrant Worker, Bangkok. The Refugee, Bangkok -- 8. Ho Chi Minh City: Back to Saigon -- 9. The Ruined Hinterland: Kerpan, Malaysia -- 10. Slums and Settlements. Mirpur, District Six, Dhaka. Klong Toey, Bangkok. Quezon City, Metro-Manila. Relocating the Urban Poor, Bangkok -- 11. Cities of the Rich -- 12. Children in the City. Bangkok. Dhaka -- 13. Night People -- 14. Urbanizing the Plantation Workers, Malaysia. The Estate. The Township -- 15. A Tale of Two Cities -- 16. City Views
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 303 pages
Isbn
9781859840818
Lccn
95046223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33359584
  • (OCoLC)ocm33359584
Label
In the cities of the South : scenes from a developing world, Jeremy Seabrook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Myths of the Megacities -- 2. Urbanization: the Making of a Transnational Working Class. Malaysia -- 3. Migrants to the City. Bangkok. The Cycle Rickshaw Drivers of Dhaka -- 4. Bombay in the Nineties. Dharavi I. Dharavi II -- 5. People of the City I. The Exile, Bangkok. The Poet, Dhaka. The Child, Bombay -- 6. Labour in the Cities. Jakarta. The Garment Sweatshops of Bangkok. The Garment Workers of Dhaka -- 7. People of the City II. The Intellectual, Jakarta. The Industrialist, Dhaka. The Migrant Worker, Bangkok. The Refugee, Bangkok -- 8. Ho Chi Minh City: Back to Saigon -- 9. The Ruined Hinterland: Kerpan, Malaysia -- 10. Slums and Settlements. Mirpur, District Six, Dhaka. Klong Toey, Bangkok. Quezon City, Metro-Manila. Relocating the Urban Poor, Bangkok -- 11. Cities of the Rich -- 12. Children in the City. Bangkok. Dhaka -- 13. Night People -- 14. Urbanizing the Plantation Workers, Malaysia. The Estate. The Township -- 15. A Tale of Two Cities -- 16. City Views
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 303 pages
Isbn
9781859840818
Lccn
95046223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33359584
  • (OCoLC)ocm33359584

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