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Colin Clarke

Colin Clarke is Emeritus Professor of Geography at Oxford University and an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College. He has been Professor of Urban and Social Geography, Head of the School of Geography and Director of the Graduate Programme in Geography at Oxford University. He taught at the universities of Liverpool and Toronto, and has carried out numerous research projects in Mexico and the Caribbean. His principal research interests are in urbanization in developing countries; race, ethnicity and class in urban and rural social structures; peasant transformations; and the problems of small states. He is the author of Kingston, Jamaica: Urban Development and Social Change, 1692-1962, (1975), and East Indians in a West Indian Town: San Fernando, Trinidad, 1930-70 (1986). His most recent publications include Class, Community and Ethnicity in Southern Mexico (2000), Kingston, Jamaica: Urban Development and Social Change, 1692-2002 (2006), and Decolonizing the Colonial City: Urbanization and Stratification in Kingston, Jamaica (2006).

Gillian Clarke has degrees in German (London University) and English (University of Liverpool) and a Diploma in Education (Oxford University). She has taught in secondary schools on Merseyside and in the Oxford-London region, and her final post was as Head of German and Head of Careers at Wycombe Abbey School, a leading academic girls’ school. Since she retired, she has continued to sit as a magistrate in the Adult and Youth Courts in Oxford.


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Post-Colonial Trinidad
An Ethnographic Journal

Palgrave Macmillan
Clarke and Clarke have created a journal that provides an ethnographic record of the East Indians and Creoles of San Fernando - and the entire sugar belt south...
Colin Clarke

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