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City-building in Belaya Kalitva

Stephen J. Collier

in Post-Soviet Social: Neoliberalism, Social Modernity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148304
eISBN:
9781400840427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148304.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at Soviet developments in the industrial city of Belaya Kalitva. The first part examines the plans that were developed for the city in the early 1960s in order to illustrate how ... More


Urban Settlement: Data, Measures, and Trends

David E. Bloom, David Canning, Günther Fink, Tarun Khanna, and Patrick Salyer

in Urbanization and Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590148
eISBN:
9780191595493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590148.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines data on urbanization. It reviews the most commonly used data sources, and highlights the difficulties inherent in defining and measuring the size of urban versus rural ... More


The Rise of the New Christianity

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents an analysis of the growth of the new Southern Christianity in relation to population growth in Southern countries, which is expected to surge dramatically in the middle term ... More


City Sizes and Urbanization in the Roman Empire

Andrew Wilson

in Settlement, Urbanization, and Population

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602353
eISBN:
9780191731570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602353.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter looks at some of the physical evidence for Roman towns to see how we might establish the parameters of the plausible in estimating population densities for Roman cities in different ... More


Port Development and the Demographic Dynamics of European Urbanization

Robert Lee and Richard Lawton

in Population and Society in Western European Port-Cities, c. 1650–1939

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853234357
eISBN:
9781846313837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853234357.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the demographic characteristics of port cities in Western Europe and their role in urbanisation during the period from 1650 ... More


Evolution in the Streets

Alan Mikhail

in The Animal in Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199315277
eISBN:
9780199369232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315277.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Intense and intimate social and economic interactions between humans and canines were deemed a problem in early nineteenth-century Egypt. As this chapter makes clear, changing notions about the ... More


Town and Country: Trade, Fairs, Markets, and Festivals

Sarah Rees Jones

in York: The Making of a City 1068-1350

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198201946
eISBN:
9780191746338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201946.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter places the development of York and its civic institutions in the context of the development of the county of Yorkshire. It addresses issues of changing population size and structure, the ... More


The Extent of Urbanization

Shireen Moosvi

in The Economy of the Mughal Empire c. 1595: A Statistical Study

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199450541
eISBN:
9780199085491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450541.003.0013
Subject:
History, Indian History

The position of the town in the economy of Mughal India needs serious consideration. Much of the service sector, created through diffusion of the rural surplus (Chapter12), was situated in the towns. ... More


Property Rights, Urban Policy, and the Law: Negotiating Neighbourhood Disputes in a Brazilian Shantytown

Corrine Davis-Rodriguez

in Law and Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199260744
eISBN:
9780191698675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260744.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Due to industrialization and employment opportunities, Brazil's urban population experienced a significant increase that started during the 1950s. However, because legal and affordable housing ... More


Protecting the Cities, Fighting for Survival of the Regime

Felix Wemheuer

in Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300195811
eISBN:
9780300206784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195811.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter shows that the Soviet and Chinese governments protected the cities at the expense of the rural population during the famines. It first explains how and why the Chinese and Soviet ... More


The Seljuqs: Politics, Society and Culture

Christian Lange and Songul Mecit

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639946
eISBN:
9780748653294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639946.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Despite the many important developments and innovations traceable to the Seljuq period (fifth–seventh/eleventh–thirteenth centuries), the Seljuqs remain one of the understudied Muslim dynasties. This ... More


Economic Crunch

Roderick MacFarquhar

in The Origins of the Cultural Revolution: Volume 3: The Coming of the Cataclysm 1961-1966

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192149978
eISBN:
9780191670084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192149978.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai's exposition of the economic burdens of his country at the Seven Thousand Cadres Conference. Zhou exposed three major problems, including China's ... More


Population

Shireen Moosvi

in The Economy of the Mughal Empire c. 1595: A Statistical Study

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199450541
eISBN:
9780199085491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450541.003.0017
Subject:
History, Indian History

The attempt to work out population estimates of the Mughal empire and, then, of India is based on two separate sets of assumptions. In the first set it is assumed that (a) the total area of ... More


The Height of Union Army Recruits: Family and Community Influences

Sven E. Wilson and Clayne L. Pope (eds)

in Health and Labor Force Participation over the Life Cycle: Evidence from the Past

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116181
eISBN:
9780226116198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116198.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter investigates family and community influences on adult height using newly collected data on Union Army recruits. In addition to providing new estimates for family and community influences ... More


What Does China Want?

Jean-Luc Domenach

in China's Uncertain Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152259
eISBN:
9780231526456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152259.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the future plans of the Chinese authorities. As of now, there are two clear and more or less consensual goals: raising living standards and increasing the country's power. But ... More


The Modernisation of Scottish Agriculture

A. Cameron Ewen

in The Transformation of Scotland: The Economy since 1700

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748614325
eISBN:
9780748653348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614325.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter shows how the agriculture sector underwent considerable modernisation, becoming increasingly capital intensive and less labour intensive. Agriculture also benefited from various regimes ... More


Famine Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union

Felix Wemheuer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300195811
eISBN:
9780300206784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195811.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

During the twentieth century, 80 percent of all famine victims worldwide died in China and the Soviet Union. This book analyzes the historical and political roots of these socialist-era famines, in ... More


The New Poor: Changing Attitudes to Poverty, Mendicity and Vagrancy

in Visions of Filth: Deviancy and Social Control in the Novels of Galdos

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237181
eISBN:
9781846314384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237181.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the concept of the ‘deserving’ and the ‘undeserving’ poor and the related themes of mendicity and vagrancy in several novels of Benito Pérez Galdós. It describes the treatment ... More


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