Colonial Capital Theory at Work

Colonial Capital Theory at Work : The Case of Jamaica

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Colonial Capital Theory at Work: The Case of Jamaica contributes to our understanding of the emerging Caribbean and explains how some have intentionally used "sociological imagination," or the links between history and biography, to achieve prosperity. O. Alexander Miller examines how potential immigrants from the Caribbean employ sociological imagination and, by so doing, achieve sustained intergenerational financial prosperity even while living in relatively poor home societies. The book focuses on Jamaicans because they are one of the largest groups of black Caribbean immigrants in the United States and England. Furthermore, their home society illustrates how well sociological imagination works for those who employ it, even in a post-colonial society where there are historical disparities between the socially approved goals of society and the structural means for reaching those goals. Colonial Capital Theory at Work is written not only for scholars in sociology, migration studies and Caribbean studies, but also for members of immigrant communities, especially of African ancestry.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 198 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 680.39g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 073917049X
  • 9780739170496

About O. Alexander Miller

O. Alexander Miller has taught courses in sociology and religion at various colleges and universities in Jamaica and the United States.show more

Table of contents

Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: High-Colonial Capital Chapter 3: Mid-Colonial Capital Chapter 4: Low-Colonial Capital Conclusion Bibliographyshow more