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People in transition : a case study of Indian squatters in urban Malaysia : responses to the need for shelter, livelihood and their forced resettlement

Dillon, Rosemary A.


This is a case study of an Indian squatter community located on the periphery of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It focuses on the efforts of its residents - an ethnic minority and part of the urban poor - to survive in the city. The emphasis is on how they have actively, and often quite ingeniously, adapted to and dealt with the myriad of constraints confronting their lives. In particular, their responses to the need for shelter, livelihood and forced resettlement have been examined. Despite...[Show more]

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Date published: 1991-04
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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