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Families Divided
The Impact of Migrant Labour in Lesotho

Part of African Studies

  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521107099

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  • This book examines the effects of migrant labour in a southern African labour reserve. Politically independent, Lesotho is acutely dependent on the export of labour to South Africa. Men spend long periods on contract labour in the South African mines, leaving their wives and families at home. This system of oscillating migration is analysed in its historical context - the development of industrial capitalism in South Africa - and with particular emphasis on its contemporary implications. Dr Murray draws on the experience of particular migrants and their families in Northern Lesotho to illustrate the problems which arise where household members move repetitively between home in Lesotho and workplace in South Africa. This monograph on social structure in the rural periphery of southern Africa places the results of detailed anthropological fieldwork in the framework of the post-1970 radical historiography in southern African studies. It offers an account of changing perspectives on migrant labour in the subcontinent.

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    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521107099
    • length: 236 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. From granary to labour reserve
    2. Migrant labour: a way of life
    3. Managing the land
    4. Differentiation, poverty and class formation
    5. Changing family structure
    6. Marital strategy: an essay in custom and conflict
    7. Women at home and at work
    8. Changing perspectives on migrant labour
    Appendices
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Colin Murray

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