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By Colin Clarke

ISBN-10: 0199269815

ISBN-13: 9780199269815

During this sequel to Kingston, Jamaica: city improvement and Social swap, 1692 to 1962 (1975) Colin Clarke investigates the function of sophistication, color, race, and tradition within the altering social stratification and spatial patterning of Kingston, Jamaica when you consider that independence in 1962. He additionally assesses the lines - created via the doubling of the inhabitants - on labour and housing markets, that are themselves vital materials in city social stratification. distinct realization is usually given to color, classification, and race segregation, to the formation of the Kingston ghetto, to the function of politics within the production of zones of violence and drug buying and selling in downtown Kingston, and to the contribution of the humanities to the evolution of nationwide tradition. a distinct characteristic is the inclusion of a number of maps produced and compiled utilizing GIS (geographical info systems). The publication concludes with a comparability with the post-colonial city difficulties of South Africa and Brazil, and an evalution of the de-colonization of Kingston.

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Stripped of the imperial policy that for more than a century had shored up the ineYcient sugar industry and boosted exports to Spanish America, Kingston’s metropolitan trade and entrepoˆt sank into a deep decline. The Wrst stage of the post-emancipation period concluded with the Morant Bay Rebellion in 1865. Immediately, the locally elected Jamaica Assembly abdicated in favour of Crown Colony Government, and the Corporation of the City of Kingston was dissolved. The British administration placed greater emphasis on economic and administrative eYciency, and in pursuit of this policy the capital was transferred from Spanish Town to Kingston in 1872.

Densities of less than twenty-Wve persons a hectare prevailed throughout the suburbs north of Half Way Tree, except where pockets of poverty concentrated along the banks of the storm-water gullies, and approximately three-quarters of the city experienced these low-density characteristics. The distribution of population in 1960 was similar to that recorded in 1943, though densities were generally higher at the later date in all areas except the central business district, which recorded a decline (Fig.

5). Densities of more than 100 persons per hectare were widespread in inner East Kingston, and in the rent-yards adjacent to the MaxWeld Road in West Kingston. Densities of less than twenty-Wve persons a hectare prevailed throughout the suburbs north of Half Way Tree, except where pockets of poverty concentrated along the banks of the storm-water gullies, and approximately three-quarters of the city experienced these low-density characteristics. The distribution of population in 1960 was similar to that recorded in 1943, though densities were generally higher at the later date in all areas except the central business district, which recorded a decline (Fig.

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