Bay Street as Contested Space

Space and Culture15 (4) 2012

16 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2013

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Nona P. Martin

George Mason University

Virgil Henry Storr

George Mason University - Department of Economics; George Mason University - Mercatus Center; University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

Date Written: November 16, 2012

Abstract

Bay Street, the main thoroughfare in Nassau, The Bahamas’ capital city, is a storehouse for much of that country’s social memory. It has been the stage for some of the most significant events in The Bahamas’ history and continues to be at the center of Bahamian cultural, economic, and political life. Understandably, Bay Street has also been a contested space. This article discusses the contested nature of Bay Street using the 1942 riot, a key event in Bahamian political history that occurred on Bay Street, and Junkanoo, an important cultural festival in The Bahamas.

Suggested Citation

Martin, Nona P. and Storr, Virgil Henry, Bay Street as Contested Space (November 16, 2012). Space and Culture15 (4) 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2350822

Nona P. Martin

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Virgil Henry Storr (Contact Author)

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George Mason University - Mercatus Center ( email )

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University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom ( email )

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