Dispossessed: Life in Our World's Urban Slums

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Orbis Books, Jan 1, 2006 - Social Science - 219 pages
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For the first time in history, more people live in cities than in the country side; one billion of them in housing constructed from whatever materials are at hand, wherever they can build. Dispossed relates the very human, and very moving, stories of families living today on the fringes of Manila, Nairobi, Mexico City, Bangkok and Cairo. The people tell about their lives and struggles, their hopes and fears.

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Contents

Urbanization in the Global South
11
Colonial City Then and Now
53
No Title No Land No Home
83
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Mark Kramer is director and writer-in-residence of the Nieman Program on Narrative Journalism at Harvard University.
Wendy Call is a freelance writer and editor based in Seattle. She has been a Fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs in southern Mexico and a Scholar in Nonfiction at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference.

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