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- DescriptionMaking a living in the Caribbean requires resourcefulness and even a willingness to circumvent the law. Women of colour in Jamaica encounter bureaucratic mazes, neighbourhood territoriality, and ingrained racial and cultural prejudices. For them, it requires thing less than a herculean effort to realise their entrepreneurial dreams.In Higglers in Kingston, Winnifred Brown-Glaude puts the reader on the ground in frenetic urban Kingston, the capital and largest city in Jamaica. She explores the lives of informal market labourers, called higglers, across the city as they navigate a corrupt and inaccessible official Jamaican ecomy. But rather than focus merely on the present-day situation, she contextualises how Jamaica arrived at this point, delving deep into the island's history as a former colony, a home to slaves and masters alike, and an eventual nation of competing and conflicted racial sectors.Higglers in Kingston weaves together contemporary ethgraphy, ecomic history, and sociology of race to address a broad audience of readers on a crucial ecomic and cultural centre.
- Author(s)Winnifred R. Brown-Glaude
- PublisherVanderbilt University Press
- Date of Publication15/08/2011
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationTennessee
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintVanderbilt University Press
- Content Note7 black and white illustrations
- Weight507 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine28 mm
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