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Title:Uneven Capitalist Development: A Case Study of Deskilling and Reskilling in South Africa's Metal Industry
Author:Kraak, AndreISNI
Year:1987
Periodical:Social Dynamics
Volume:13
Issue:2
Period:December
Pages:14-31
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:labour
iron and steel industry
Education and Oral Traditions
Labor and Employment
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02533958708458427
Abstract:This article identifies certain key features, processes and trends relating to industrial skills occurring within the South African metal industry today. These are: 1) the marked unevenness of capitalist development in the metal industry, and the consequent coexistence of varying labour processes within this economic sector; 2) the occurrence of both deskilling and reskilling tendencies; 3) the varying educational and skill requirements of workers in production; and 4) the complex character of 'skills' employed in production - constructed by a combination of technical, ideological as well as social factors. Bibliogr., notes.
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