AUTHOR'S COPY - THIS IS A DRAFT VERSION - PLEASE CITE IF YOU USE IT THE BLACK SOCIAL ECONOMY: PERSEVERANCE OF BANKER LADIES IN THE SLUMS

@inproceedings{Hossein2013AUTHORSC,
  title={AUTHOR'S COPY - THIS IS A DRAFT VERSION - PLEASE CITE IF YOU USE IT THE BLACK SOCIAL ECONOMY: PERSEVERANCE OF BANKER LADIES IN THE SLUMS},
  author={Caroline Shenaz Hossein},
  year={2013}
}
In a neoliberal world where commercial financial services are con- trolled by elites, poor Black women in the slums are usually excluded from financial programs - even microfinance ones. In my empirical study of 491 people in Jamaica, Guyana and Haiti, I argue that the participation in informal banking systems by the poor, not only provides coping tools for livelihood survival, but banker ladies insert a program of social connectedness and political action when they organize these local… CONTINUE READING
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