Kingston
University of the West Indies Press
Demeaned but empowered :the social power of the urban poor of Jamaica
9766401535
9789766401535
429 pages
Political Science
Urban poor - Jamaica.
Social groups - Political aspects - Jamaica.
Contents8
Acknowledgements9
1. Rethinking Power14
2. A Fateful Alliance36
3. Fulcrums of Power in the Ghetto66
4. Exilic Space, Moral Culture and Social Identity in the Ghetto104
5. Badness-Honour and the Invigorated Authority of the Urban Poor133
6. A Fettered Freedom165
7. Crime, Politics and Moral Culture207
8. The Struggle for Benefits236
9. Uncaptured Rebels264
10. Criminal Self-Organization and Cultural Extremism290
11. The Cultural Contradictions of Power330
Epilogue350
Notes375
Selected Bibliography420
Index425