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

Colin Clarke


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 assesses the 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 of politics in the ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199269815
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199269815.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Colin Clarke, author