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Poverty, policy, and politics in Madras slums : dynamics of survival, gender, and leadership / Joop W. de Wit.

By: Wit, Joop W. de (Joop Wijnandus).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, c1996Description: 303 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0803993471 (US : hb); 8170365872 (India : hb).Subject(s): Slums -- Government policy -- India -- Chennai | Poverty -- India -- Chennai | Chennai (India) -- Social policy | Chennai (India) -- Social conditions | Chennai (India) -- Economic conditionsDDC classification: 307.3364095482 JOO
Contents:
1. Policy, Politics and the Urban Poor: Theoretical and General Perspectives 2. Tamil Nadu Politics 3. Slums and Slum Policies in Madras 4. The Proposed Relocation of Chitra Nagar 5. Conclusions.
Summary: This book provides a critical but balanced account of the process and impact of urban policy and planning in a developing country like India. Based on a detailed case study of a slum in the city of Madras, Joop W. de Wit provides a vivid portrait of the day-to-day realities of the urban poor. Going beyond mere description, he explores the links between poverty, caste, gender relations, housing, politics and policy.
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Originally published: Amsterdam : Vrije Universiteit, 1993.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [290]-298) and index.

1. Policy, Politics and the Urban Poor: Theoretical and General Perspectives
2. Tamil Nadu Politics
3. Slums and Slum Policies in Madras
4. The Proposed Relocation of Chitra Nagar
5. Conclusions.

This book provides a critical but balanced account of the process and impact of urban policy and planning in a developing country like India. Based on a detailed case study of a slum in the city of Madras, Joop W. de Wit provides a vivid portrait of the day-to-day realities of the urban poor. Going beyond mere description, he explores the links between poverty, caste, gender relations, housing, politics and policy.

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