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How Africa works : occupational change, identity and morality / edited by Deborah Fahy Bryceson.

How Africa works : occupational change, identity and morality / edited by Deborah Fahy Bryceson.
Rugby, Warwickshire, UK : Practical Action Pub., c2010.

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Bryceson, Deborah Fahy.
vi, 299 p. : ill.; 24 cm.
Occupations > Africa
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  • Machine generated contents note: Section I Introduction -- 1. Africa at work: transforming occupational identity and morality / Deborah Fahy Bryceson -- Section II New Occupational Mobility and Forms of Exchange in Globalizing Economices -- 2. From farmers to traders: shifting identities in rural Igbo society, Nigeria / Dmitri van den Bersselaar -- 3. Does trust travel? Horticultural trade in Kenya / Tjalling Dijkstra -- 4. Calculated chaos or cooperation? Informal financial markets in Kinshasa / Mindanda Mohogu -- 5. Linking irregular economies: remarking trans-urban commercial networks through new forms of social collaboration / AbdouMaliq Simone -- 6. Social capital or social exclusion? Social networks and informal manufacturing in Nigeria / Kata Meagher -- Section III Changing Work Patterns and Social Dynamics in Households, Communities and Nation-States.
  • 7. Body and soul: economic space, public morality and social integration of youth in Cameroon / Nantang Jua -- 8. Between family and market: urban informal workers' networks and identities in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau / Ilda Lindell -- 9. Sweet and sour; women working for wages on Tanzania's sugar estates / Marjorie Mbilinyi -- Section IV Occupational change and Public Policy -- 10. Shifting out of gear: households, livelihoods and public policy on the South African Wild Coast / Leslie Bank -- 11. Fair or foul play: taxation of women entrepreneurs in Cameroon / Margaret Niger-Thomas -- 12. Occupational change, structural adjustment and trade union identity in Africa: the case of Cameroonian plantation workers / Piet Konings -- 13. With or against the odds? Professionalization of the labour force in Tanzania / Pekka Seppala -- Section V Conclusion -- 14. Between moral economy and civil society: Durkheim revisited / Deborah Fahy Bryceson.
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