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Urban Poverty in the Caribbean : French Martinique as a Social Laboratory - Michel S. Laguerre

Urban Poverty in the Caribbean

French Martinique as a Social Laboratory

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Published: 27th July 1990
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In this book on urban poverty in the Caribbean, Michel S. Laguerre presents a detailed analysis of the phenomenon in urban Martinique. He argues that the national structure of inequality finds its myriad expressions in the urban environment. Not only does the city provide the ideological back-up - and the locus where elite ideologies are produced and reproduced - but also the men and women who occupy the positions that sustain the inequality structure. The city serves then as an arena where inequality and poverty are daily manufactured.

List of Figures and Maps - List of Tables - Introduction - Urban Poverty and Social Reproduction - The Ecology of Urban Poverty - The Urban Household as a Multi-Product Firm - Domestic Workers - The Grocery Store as an Exploitative Niche - Savings Associations - Immigrant Households as Overseas Subsidiaries - Concluding Remarks - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333521724
ISBN-10: 0333521722
Series: French Martinique as a Social Laboratory
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 181
Published: 27th July 1990
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.3  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2