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978-976-640-153-5 / 9789766401535

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

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Publisher:University of the West Indies Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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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".

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