Dispossessed: Life in Our World's Urban Slums

Dispossessed Life in Our World s Urban Slums For the first time in history 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

  • Title: Dispossessed: Life in Our World's Urban Slums
  • Author: Mark Kramer
  • ISBN: 9781570756580
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback
  • For the first time in history, 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 aFor the first time in history, 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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    1. Mark Kramer

      Mark Kramer Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Dispossessed: Life in Our World's Urban Slums book, this is one of the most wanted Mark Kramer author readers around the world.

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    1. Social justice: a better hobby than golf? Journalist Mark Kramer gave up months of his privileged, Western culture to live amongst the world’s urban slum communities, with the intent of personalizing and sharing their plight with those who have the means with which to fight social injustice. Through his interviews with families in these communities, we get to know the faces of the poor: rather than nameless millions across the seas, we see that they are our dear friends, neighbors, sisters, br [...]


    2. There's something so amazing about reading real stories about people you know in a book about global poverty. Kramer does a great job mixing hard data (UN documents, statistics) in with personal stories of people in Cairo, Bangkok, Mexico City, Nairobi, and, of course, Manila. However, it took a while to get through the book due the sheer information. Nevertheless, it's well worth it, if for nothing but Chapter 7, in which Kramer gives some solid practicals for identifying with the urban poor. Y [...]


    3. Dispossessedsynthesizes statistics and first-hand experience of slum communities in the global South. With each community, he discusses a hallmark issue of poverty -Manila - urbanizationNairobi - colonialismMexico City - land rightsBangkok - informal economyCairo - slum living conditionsEach chapter is ~30 pages. I appreciate that he writes about his interactions with host families in the slum communities with dignity and respect.


    4. What is a slum? What is life like there? And what can happen to change it? This book really gets in to all of those questions. Plus some of my friends are in it!



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