Demeaned But Empowered: The Social Power of the Urban Poor in Jamaica (Paperback)
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Demeaned But Empowered: The Social Power of the Urban Poor in Jamaica (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 31/08/2004
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Gray's central thesis asserts that the Jamaican state is a form of predatory state that incorporates contradictory social forces into an arrangement that is hierarchical, often brutal and ultimately debilitating to democracy. He introduces a series of constructs to support this argument, but the more interesting and novel theses are to be found in his vivid description of the social forces that resist the predatory state and how they have carved out a modicum of autonomy based on what he describes as an elaborate value system of "badness/honour".

Publisher: University of the West Indies Press
ISBN: 9789766401535
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 630 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 29 mm
Edition: New edition

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