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Title of Thesis

THE IMPACT OF URBANIZATION ON THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS OF URBAN FAMILY IN PAKISTAN

Author(s)

MUSSARRAT IQBAL

Institute/University/Department Details

University of Karachi, Karachi/ Sociology

Session

1998

Subject

Sociology

Number of Pages

380

 

Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)

urbanization, urban family, structure of the family, changing trends, evolutionary theory, social reforms, cyclical theory, progressive theory, structure functional theory, marxist theory, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, modernization theory, pakistani society, social structure, pathological and psychological problems, authority pattern, husband wife relationship, parents child relationship, family traditions, family strength, family crisis, status of women, karachi,

 

Abstract

Pakistani society, particularly the urban society, is fast changing due to advancement of technologies and similar other forces. The old structure is breaking down. New ideas and values are coming up. Due to change in the social structure the symptoms of numerous pathological and psychological problems related to western ( free world ) urban civilization are appearing. Therefore there is need to address all issues as related to families.

In this research an arduous attempt has been made to present various areas of internal family life which may facilities assessment of family structure and functioning. It has become imperative to understand the dynamics of a family before planning and family centered intervention. Some of the major variables related to structure and functions of family i.e. family structure, authority pattern, husband wife relationship, parents child relationship, family traditions, family strength, family crisis, status of women etc, as suggested by family scholars are discussed in the present research among the families of three social classes in Karachi.

 

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1 1 INTRODUCTION 1

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2 2 THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND REVIEW 61

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3 3 METHODOLOGY 98

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4 4 SAMPLE PROFILE 132

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5 5 CONCLUSIONS

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6 6 REFERENCES

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7 7 APPENDIX A,B & C

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