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Patterns of Community Structure in Colombo, Sri Lanka: An Investigation of Contemporary Urban Life in South Asia S. Arachchige Don Neville

Patterns of Community Structure in Colombo, Sri Lanka: An Investigation of Contemporary Urban Life in South Asia

S. Arachchige Don Neville

Published November 8th 1994
ISBN : 9780819196064
Hardcover
310 pages
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This study examines the network of relationships of a community in Colombo City, Sri Lanka, within which the people adopt their behavior in five arenas of activity: politics, kinship, ethnicity and religion, neighborhood involvement and mobility.MoreThis study examines the network of relationships of a community in Colombo City, Sri Lanka, within which the people adopt their behavior in five arenas of activity: politics, kinship, ethnicity and religion, neighborhood involvement and mobility. These provide the keys for understanding urban life in South Asia. Contents: Introduction- Growth of the Capital City and the Socio-Economic Setting of the Community- Resource Structure of the Community- Migration and Kinship- The Neighborhood Relationship- Political Behavior- Community Conflicts and Politics- Religion and Politics: Behavioral Manifestations- Patterns of Mobility and Community Integration- Conclusion.