Urban Poverty in the Caribbean

French Martinique as a Social Laboratory

  • Michel S. Laguerre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


In this book on urban poverty in the Caribbean, Michel S. Laguerre presents a detailed analysis of the phenomenon in urban Martinique. He argues that the national structure of inequality finds its myriad expressions in the urban environment. Not only does the city provide the ideological back-up - and the locus where elite ideologies are produced and reproduced - but also the men and women who occupy the positions that sustain the inequality structure. The city serves then as an arena where inequality and poverty are daily manufactured.


ecology environment inequality poverty production

Authors and affiliations

  • Michel S. Laguerre
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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