Understanding the Process of Emerging Experience of Slum Base on Grounded Theory (Case Study: Malashieh and Tal Bormi of Khuzestan)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.d Student in Sociology University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

2 Assistant Professor in Sociology University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

3 Assistant Professor in Sociology Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

4 Assistant Professor of Faculty of Law and Social Sciences University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran



This qualitative study has been done in two slum areas named Malashieh and Tal Bormi, with the aim of understanding the process leading to the formation of slum residence experience in these areas. The approach (method) used in this research is grounded theory-corbin and strauss edit (2015), the emerging paradigm includes three dimensions: conditions, action/ interaction, and consequences, that in the dimension of conditions, based on the results of the research, it contains transformative impulses, chronic rural grief, seduction and charm of cities, institutional obstacles and unreadyness, and closed ways of mobility. In the action/interaction dimension, it contains emigration as a self-supporting strategy, a fullscale reductionism, and mean wanderings. And in the dimension of consequences, it contains internalized fear, feeling of being of being redundant in the marketplace, accumulation of absences, and hurt identity, which have taken form around a core category named "the abrovite effort of development will".


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