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Title:Special issue: the making and changing of migrant workers' worlds (1800-2014)
Editor:Delius, Peter
Periodical:African Studies (ISSN 1469-2872)
City of publisher:Oxford
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:migrant workers
labour migration
women migrants
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cast20/73/3
Abstract:A pervasive system of migrant labour has played a fundamental part in shaping the past and present of South Africa's economy and society. It has also left indelible marks on the wider region. This special issue of 'African Studies' depicts the making and changing of migrant workers' worlds in South Africa. Contributions: Introduction: the making and changing of migrant workers' worlds (1800-2014) (Peter Delius); Slavery, indenture and migrant labour: maritime immigration from Mozambique to the Cape, c.1780-1880 (Patrick Harries); Women, beadwork and bodies: the making and marking of migrant liminality in South Africa, 1850-1950 (Anitra Nettleton); The wages of migrancy: homestead dynamics, income earning, and colonial law in Zululand, South Africa (Benedict Carton); A century of migrancy from Mpondoland (William Beinart); Labour, lodging and linkages: migrant women's experience in South Africa (Laura Phillips, Deborah James); From homeboy networks to broader ethnic affiliations: migrants from Zebediela and shifting identities on the Rand, 1930s-1970s (Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi); Credit apartheid, migrants, mines and money (Deborah James, Dinah Rajak). [ASC Leiden abstract]