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Author Brown-Glaude, Winnifred R., 1966-

Title Higglers in Kingston : women's informal work in Jamaica / Winnifred Brown-Glaude
Published Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 225 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Assessing the "whole of informality" -- Intersectionality and the politics of embodiment -- Higglering : a woman's domain? -- "Baits of Satan?" : representations of Sunday/Negro markets and higgerling in the Jamaican economy from slavery to independence -- "Natural rebels" or just plain nuisances? : representations of higglers in the Jamaican economy from slavery to independence -- Higgler/ICI/business woman : what's in a name? -- Dirty and dis/eased : bodies, public space and Afro-Jamaican higglers -- Conclusion: Understanding the nuances of informality
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-209) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Informal sector (Economics) -- Jamaica -- Kingston.
Small business -- Jamaica -- Kingston.
Social status -- Jamaica -- Kingston.
Street vendors -- Jamaica -- Kingston.
Women merchants -- Jamaica -- Kingston.
Women's studies -- Jamaica -- Kingston.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826517676 (electronic bk.)
9780826517678 (electronic bk.)