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Urbanization and Urban Growth in the Caribbean : An Essay on Social Change in Dependent Societies - Malcolm Cross

Urbanization and Urban Growth in the Caribbean

An Essay on Social Change in Dependent Societies

Paperback Published: 13th August 1979
ISBN: 9780521294911
Number Of Pages: 188

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This book, originally published in 1979, as part of the Urbanization in Developing Countries series, examines the nature and impact of unplanned urban growth in the Caribbean. Unlike other parts of the underdeveloped world, Caribbean societies are unique in having been created by European economic and strategic needs. The original instrument for this domination was the plantation that generated the infamous history of migration from Africa and Asia and which continues to exert an important influence in determining the structure and growth of major urban centres. The book also surveys some distinctive features of Caribbean societies, including family life, religions and social divisions apparently based on race and colour, and concludes by affirming the need to redirect development strategies from Western models towards the creation of a uniquely Caribbean identity based on the redevelopment of land and the revival of agriculture. Examples are drawn from Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico and the Commonwealth Caribbean.

Map of the Caribbean
Theories of urbanization and dependence
The economic order
Population structure and change
Social structure and social organization
Race, class and education
Politics and policies
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ISBN: 9780521294911
ISBN-10: 0521294916
Series: Urbanisation in Developing Countries
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 13th August 1979
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.09
Weight (kg): 0.28