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Migrant Laborers : African Society Today - Sharon Stichter

Migrant Laborers

African Society Today

Paperback Published: 17th February 1986
ISBN: 9780521272131
Number Of Pages: 234

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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

Migration and development
Migrants and the rural economy
Migration and the African household
Entering and leaving the work force
Migrants at the work place
Women as migrants and workers
Migrants, protest and the future
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ISBN: 9780521272131
ISBN-10: 0521272130
Series: African Society Today
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 17th February 1986
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.57 x 12.32  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.27