Decolonizing the Colonial City: Urbanization and Stratification in Kingston, Jamaica

Hardcover | August 31, 2006

byColin Clarke

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In this sequel to Kingston, Jamaica: Urban Development and Social Change, 1692 to 1962 (1975) Colin Clarke investigates the role of class, colour, race, and culture in the changing social stratification and spatial patterning of Kingston, Jamaica since independence in 1962. He also assessesthe strains - created by the doubling of the population - on labour and housing markets, which are themselves important ingredients in urban social stratification. Special attention is also given to colour, class, and race segregation, to the formation of the Kingston ghetto, to the role ofpolitics in the creation of zones of violence and drug trading in downtown Kingston, and to the contribution of the arts to the evolution of national culture. A special feature is the inclusion of multiple maps produced and compiled using GIS (geographical information systems). The book concludeswith a comparison with the post-colonial urban problems of South Africa and Brazil, and an evalution of the de-colonization of Kingston.

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In this sequel to Kingston, Jamaica: Urban Development and Social Change, 1692 to 1962 (1975) Colin Clarke investigates the role of class, colour, race, and culture in the changing social stratification and spatial patterning of Kingston, Jamaica since independence in 1962. He also assessesthe strains - created by the doubling of the ...

Head of the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, 1998-2002. Life President of the Association for Research on Central America and the Caribbean. Life member (and one time Chairman) of the Society of Caribbean Studies. Former President of the Society for Latin American Studies and editor of its journal: Bull...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:August 31, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Kingston: A Creole Colonial Capital (1692-1962)2. Urbanization in Kingston since Independence3. Plural Stratification: Colour-Class and Culture4. Colour-Class and Race Segregation5. From Slums to Ghetto: Social Deprivation6. Politics, Violence, and Drugs7. Decolonization and the Politics of National Culture8. Conclusion