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Migrant Laborers

Migrant Laborers

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  • Date Published: December 1985
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521272131

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  • First published in 1985, Migrant Laborers surveys the literature on labor migration in east, west and southern Africa and interprets it from a political economy perspective. It addresses the controversies as to the origins of migrancy and its effects on the rural economy, emphasizing the differences in the response of various African pre-capitalist societies to wage labor, and the regional variations in the effects on the rural economy and on the division of labor within the rural household. Male migrants' experiences with forced labor, recruitment systems, advance payments and compound controls are described, and the rather different character of women's migration is examined. A central concern is the development of migrant workers' consciousness and forms of resistance. Labor protest among dockers, miners and domestic workers is examined with respect to these questions. Finally, the persistence of migrancy in South Africa is contrasted to the decline of labor migrancy in other parts of the continent

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    • Date Published: December 1985
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521272131
    • length: 234 pages
    • dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.23kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Migration and development
    2. Migrants and the rural economy
    3. Migration and the African household
    4. Entering and leaving the work force
    5. Migrants at the work place
    6. Women as migrants and workers
    7. Migrants, protest and the future
    Notes
    Index.

  • Author

    Sharon Stichter

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