Work, Culture and Identity: Migrant Laborers in Mozambique and South Africa, c.1860-1910 (Social History of Africa)

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9780852556139: Work, Culture and Identity: Migrant Laborers in Mozambique and South Africa, c.1860-1910 (Social History of Africa)
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Focuses on the causes and consequences of migrant labor, the social history of the Mozambican migrants and their changing relations with their employers and the state of South Africa. The author uses a wide range of sources to give a compelling account of the day-to-day life of the Mozambican migrants working in the sugar plantations, diamond fields and gold mines, as well as of the shifting identities of the workers through their encounters with new ideas and belief systems.

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Harries provides a rich and remarkable analysis of the complex ways immigrants represented and imagined the social order that was being built, through their own language and categories. ... innovative and adds an important new dimension to our knowledge of the dynamics of the economic and social history of Mozambican migrant labor in the sugar plantations, diamond digs, and gold reefs of South Africa between 1860 and 1910. - Anna-Alaria Gentili in HISTORICAL STUDIES This is a work to be enthusiastically welcomed not simply as a piece of labour history but as a major contribution to our understanding of the modern evolution of southern Africa. - Roy Bridges in HISTORY ... this is a book that should be read by all interested in migrant labor in South Africa. - Clifton Crais in AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW A wonderfully interesting book that announces clearly that there is a major new voice to be heard in Southern African studies. Looking at both ends of the migrant labour nexus has proven itself to be a smart and logical move, and one is left wondering why it has not been done before. - Leroy Vail, Professor of African History, Harvard University ... a history textbook one can read from cover to cover. WEEKLY MAIL

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