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Title:Contradiction and Coalition: Class Fractions in Zambia, 1964-1984
Authors:Parpart, Jane L.
Shaw, Timothy M.ISNI
Periodical:Africa Today
Period:3rd Quarter
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:class relations
political economy
Politics and Government
Economics and Trade
Labor and Employment
Development and Technology
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/4186171
Abstract:This article adopts a 'neo-Marxist' approach to a mono-commodity peripheral social formation in a period of dramatic transformations in the world system: from a post-war period of expansion to an era of contradiction. Theme is that class relations in Zambia have taken on a distinctive form because of the composition of the local state, the evolution of the national copper industry, and the transformation in the world economy. Sections: economic change and class development: the political economy of Zambia - from nationalism to humanism: class formation - copper companies and the mine workers: class contradictions - parastatals, profit and the proletariat: class consolidation - labor aristocrats and bourgeois fractions: class coalitions - the political economy of peripheralization: class struggles - economic decline and political decay: class repression. Notes.