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Concrete JunglesUrban Pollution and the Politics of Difference in the Caribbean$
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Rivke Jaffe

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190273583

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190273583.001.0001

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Fragmented Cities

Fragmented Cities

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Concrete Jungles

Rivke Jaffe

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines how historically shaped geographies of exclusion are experienced and narrated in twenty-first-century Caribbean cities, based on an ethnographic exploration of the discursive construction and social use of urban spaces. It discusses how residents of Kingston and Willemstad differentiate between sections of the urban landscape and forms of urban mobility, and how these differentiations are central to the reproduction of urban inequalities. To understand how the fragmentation and segregation of these cities come to seem natural, the chapter considers the complex ways in which raced, classed, and gendered bodies are emplaced within the broader urban landscape and within micro-places. Urban privilege is emplaced and embodied, involving both physical distance from, and insulation against, the dirty and violent spaces of the urban poor. The chapter considers how, in their everyday spatial practices and narratives, residents of Caribbean low-income neighborhoods both reproduce and subvert these dominant spatial and bodily regimes.

Keywords:   urban space, inequality, emplacement, embodiment, violence, race, class, gender, intersectionality, mobilities

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