Beverley Mullings

Beverley Mullings
Queen's University | QueensU · Department of Geography

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Despite dramatic increases in university graduates over the last 30 years, unemployment rates among youth with advanced education in Turkey remain some of the highest in the world. With levels of unemployment among university graduates almost equal that of high school graduates, the promise of social mobility and formal waged work that higher educa...
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Drawing on GenUrb’s comparative research undertaken in mid-2020 with communities in five cities—Cochabamba, Bolivia, Delhi, India, Georgetown, Guyana, Ibadan, Nigeria, and Shanghai, China—we engage in an intersectional analysis of the gendered impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in women’s everyday lives. Our research employs a variety of context-spec...
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Diaspora remittances are a faithful source of capital, a vital social safety net and a source of local economic investment for many households, communities and states across the Caribbean. But recent efforts by powerful interests to exercise control over these flows of capital are beginning to threaten the continuity and accessibility of this lifel...
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This essay considers how the historical production of the Caribbean as a space of relative surplus populations is implicated in contemporary efforts to criminalize and contain flows of finance across its borders. Extending a key theme in Jovan Scott Lewis’s Scammer’s Yard: The Crime of Black Repair in Jamaica (2020)—the crime of poverty—the essay e...
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The presence of mental health issues in the Western academy is increasingly hard to avoid, as the stress of academic life takes its toll on the mental health of its members and practices of academic knowledge production. This entry addresses why we need to think about mental health, what we know about experiences of mental health in the academy, an...
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What can historical and contemporary labour geographies from the Caribbean tell us about social reproduction in a world of automation, precarity and free market fundamentalism? I argue in this article that juxtaposing 18th–19th century Caribbean labour geographies, with the free-market fundamentalisms, labour eradicating technologies and environmen...
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In this article we reflect on questions of mentorship for racialized scholars within the increasingly neoliberal academic landscapes that scholars currently navigate. We do this by revisiting one of the earliest articles on mentoring from a feminist perspective, and reflecting on the extent to which mentorship requirements have changed as the numbe...
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Garrison communities entered the popular Jamaican lexicon in the 1980s as growing attention began to be paid to an emerging political culture where politicians and local gangs colluded to exercise control over poor urban communities. The term “garrison community” is attributed to political scientist Carl Stone, who first identified patterns of voti...
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Addressing issues of mental health became virtually unavoidable in the AngloAmerican academy during the last decade, particularly in relation to students. Conversations about mental health have begun to proliferate among graduate students and other scholars contingently employed in the academy. The increasing visibility of graduate students experie...
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The practice of race-making – assigning social meaning to specific physical traits in order to differentiate, separate, and exercise control over particular groups of humans – is inextricable from the social, economic, and political forces that converged to create the modern world economy. Tracing how different constructions of race have functioned...
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Series Editors Preface vi List of Abbreviations vii List of Figures and Tables ix Acknowledgements x 1 Introduction: Power and Difference in Global Production 1 2 Two Stories of Caribbean Development: Garments -as -Globalization and Garments -as-Regional Entrepreneurialism 28 3 From Manufactura to Mentefactura? Gender and Industrial Restructuring i...
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An increasing number of students seeking mental health services across university campuses have prompted faculty, administrators and student service providers to call attention to what some describe as a crisis. In exploring what a critical commitment to addressing emotional and mental distress in the academic context of the global north might look...
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Drawing upon recent initiatives to highlight issues of mental health in the academy we focus in this special issue on work by geographers from Canada, the United States, England, and New Zealand that aims to shed some light on the ways that the organized practices of the academy are implicated in the current state of mental health of a broad cross...
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Mental health and wellness are issues of growing concern on campuses across North America. While feminist geographers have done important work over the years to organize, mentor, gather, and publish collectively on issues related to wellness, much more remains to be done. In this article, we-a collection of scholars who identify as feminist geograp...
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Drawing on the way international financial institutions, development organizations, and the state have "discovered" the investment possibilities of diasporic populations, this essay suggests new directions for a reinvigorated approach to Caribbean studies, one that is well placed to historicize the ways the diaspora is approached, and one that can...
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Imperial Projects, Economic Geography, and Questions of RaceRacism, Race Relations, and Economic Geography's Epistemological RevolutionsMarxist, Feminist, and Critical Race ChallengesFeminist and Critical Race Incursions in Economic GeographyRelational Geographies, Network Approaches, and New Possibilities for Race and EthnicityReferences
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Influenced by the recognition of the social and economic value of migrant exchanges, the shift to a Post-Washington Consensus, and the rise of India and China as emerging economies – the ‘Diaspora option’ is becoming a significant component of the development strategies of countries with large migrant populations across Africa, Latin America and th...
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  Drawing on governmentality debates, I argue that skilled members of the Jamaican diaspora are becoming important actors in an ongoing development strategy to extend the rationality of the market into everyday social relations and institutions. Diaspora members are imagined by states and development institutions to be ideal development partners be...
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In an attempt to boost its stock of human capital and access to global flows of investment, knowledge and innovation, the Jamaican state has begun to turn to skilled members of its diaspora as a vital and untapped economic resource. State strategies to accumulate human capital within the diaspora, however, raise questions about the culture of labou...
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The response by Western governments to the earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010 throws into sharp relief the connections between racism and dispossession in times of humanitarian crisis. In this article, we take the 2010 earthquake as a point of departure in order to examine the purpose that circulating discourses of black criminali...
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Since the 1980s the Jamaican state has systematically withdrawn from investments geared towards enhancing the social and psychological welfare of its citizens, shifting the responsibility and cost for the education, health care and socialization of dependent members of the society to households and communities. This shift in responsibility for soci...
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CINDY KATZ, Growing up Global: Economic Restructuring and Children's Everyday Lives (Minneapolis, Minn.: University of Minnesota Press, 2004). Pp. 320. $74.95 cloth. $24.95 paper - - Volume 39 Issue 1 - BEVERLEY MULLINGS
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The visibility of Caribbean women in occupational positions and workspaces once reserved for men and for people of European descent in the Caribbean raises new challenges to the theorization of the transforming relationship between gender and global capitalism. To what extent are these changes in the professional and managerial recruitment practice...
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With the increasing role of services activities in the economic growth of industrialized countries, and the failure of the manufacturing sector to create sustainable forms of development, many Caribbean policymakers have become interested in the role that these activities might play in the region's development. It is hoped that by designing ‘servic...
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This paper contributes to the growing literature on methods and techniques for conducting qualitative research in economic geography, as well as to recent feminist debates on the impact that relationships of power between researchers and their informants have on the rigor of the findings of qualitative research. Drawing upon my own experiences whil...
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Since the late 1980s, the Jamaican government has sought to develop industry based on the export of information processing services such as data-entry and telemarketing. Such services make it possible for firms in industrialized countries to import computerized information to be used in their operations from developing countries for a fraction of t...
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The policy and popular debates suggest that the housing equity of elderly home-owners has provided them with a considerable stock of wealth which will influence the future social structure of the United Kingdom, as wealth is transferred to a wider cross-section of British society through inheritance. While various estimates suggest that the distrib...
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Peter Saunders has argued that Britain, and other countries, are seeing the emergence of a major new consumption cleavage between those who pay for private provision through the market and those who rely on state provision. In this paper this thesis is examined by looking at changes in residential care for the elderly in Britain. It is argued that...
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Housing investment like housing policy has traditionally operated with the assumption, that the outcomes of policy will have the same effect on black households as it will for white. Investment therefore has tended to ignore the impact of racial discrimination on the housing options open to black households and their ability to respond to particula...
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The spatial distribution of public and independent care homes reveals that there are major differences in the structure of residential care, but there is a tendency towards the spatial equalisation of independent residential care provision. Proposed government policy changes will affect provision, creating a new geography of residential care provis...
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The policy and popular debates suggest that the housing equity of elderly home-owners has provided them with a considerable stock of wealth which will influence the future social structure of the UK, as wealth is tranferred to a wider cross-section of British society through inheritance. It is not known whether the rate of growth of housing inherit...
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Based on a case study of the export informatic$ sp1$ services industry, this dissertation examines the prospects for industrial development in Jamaica in the twenty first century. It contends that the island's current strategy of neo-liberal industrial restructuring will not bring about sustained development because it embodies macro-economic refor...

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