ERIC Number: ED079467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Race and the Third World City. An International Urbanization Survey Report to the Ford Foundation.
This survey paper attempts to demonstrate that there is a functional interaction between race and the city. Given the basic features of slums, squatter colonies, rapid immigration, patchy industrialization and chronic unemployment, together with political instability (induced both internally and externally), the author attempts to show that race is the intervening variable in the evolution of the Third World urban plural society and the perpetuation of the ghetto and exclusivism. The following topics are discussed: (1) the evolution of the city; (2) race relations within the city; (3) the colonial legacy; (4) race in the city today; (5) the implications of race for city management; (6) town-planning and race; (7) the future of race in the city; (8) some research suggestions:'tribalism' in the city; consequences of public policy on patterns of settlement; employment and ethnicity; political ideologies and movements. [For related documents in this series, see UD 013 731-UD 013 744 for surveys of specific countries. For special studies analyzing urbanization in the Third World, see UD 013 745-747.] (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Demography, Developing Nations, Employment, Ethnic Relations, Ethnic Status, Housing, Industrialization, Labor Market, Living Standards, Political Power, Population Growth, Race, Racial Composition, Racial Discrimination, Racial Factors, Racial Relations, Slums, Urban Planning, Urban Population, Urbanization
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY. International Urbanization Survey.