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Making a living in the Caribbean requires resourcefulness and even a willingness to circumvent the law Women of color in Jamaica encounter bureaucratic mazes, neighborhood territoriality, and ingrained racial and cultural prejudices For them, it requires nothing less than a herculean effort to realize 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 laborers, called higglers, across the city as they navigate a corrupt and inaccessible official Jamaican economy But rather than focus merely on the present day situation, she contextualizes 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 ethnography, economic history, and sociology of race to address a broad audience of readers on a crucial economic and cultural center....

Title : Higglers in Kingston: Women's Informal Work in Jamaica
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ISBN : 082651765X
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : Vanderbilt University Press August 8, 2011
Number of Pages : 256 pages
File Size : 593 KB
Status : Available For Download
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