Download E-books Decolonizing the Colonial City: Urbanization and Stratification in Kingston, Jamaica (Oxford Geographical and Environmental Studies Series) PDF

During this sequel to Kingston, Jamaica: city improvement and Social switch, 1692 to 1962 (1975) Colin Clarke investigates the position of sophistication, color, race, and tradition within the altering social stratification and spatial patterning of Kingston, Jamaica considering that independence in 1962. He additionally assesses the lines - created through the doubling of the inhabitants - on labour and housing markets, that are themselves vital materials in city social stratification. targeted cognizance is additionally given to color, classification, and race segregation, to the formation of the Kingston ghetto, to the function of politics within the construction of zones of violence and drug buying and selling in downtown Kingston, and to the contribution of the humanities to the evolution of nationwide tradition. a different characteristic is the inclusion of a number of maps produced and compiled utilizing GIS (geographical details systems). The booklet concludes with a comparability with the post-colonial city difficulties of South Africa and Brazil, and an evalution of the de-colonization of Kingston.

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