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The Politics of Resistance: Informal banks in the Caribbean

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Hossein,Caroline (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
2014-03
ISBN:
0034-6446
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Women, Banks and banking, Communities, Poor, Microfinance, Money market, Social justice, Gender, Inequality, Informal banks
Notes:
An empirical study of 398 business people in the slums of Jamaica and Guyana. Explains that poor women organize local banks as a form of contestation against the threat of violence, partisan and informal politics. Argues that the banker ladies reorganize money markets for themselves and others. By organizing inclusive financial programs the banker ladies also build social capital through managing locally-based economic resources.