Alan Eyre

Alan Eyre

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. L. Alan Eyre (b.Leeds, 1930) is a British-born naturalised Jamaican geographer and environmentalist. He is also a member of the Christadelphian church. L. Alan Eyre was co-founder of the Department of Geography of the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. Eyre's academic work has focused on the political geography of shanty towns and the degradation of the tropical rain forest. In 1972 Eyre published one of the first Caribbean studies on urban geography, showing that the inner city tenements and not the shanty town was the first destination of rural migrants, then when stable work is found and income saved outward to the peri-urban shanty towns, and noting income variance in the shanty towns. Eyre was one of the first urban geographers in Caribbean-Latin American context to clearly document the inner-city/peri-urban shanty distinction. In a later study (1984) Eyre found evidence of both marginality and self-improvement in the Jamaican shanty towns. Eyre's work (1984, 1986) also documented party political violence as as a component of peri-urban geography, hurricane housing (1989) and self-help housing (1997).show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613672183X
  • 9786136721835