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Author Werbner, Pnina, author.

Title The Making of an African Working Class : Politics, Law, and Cultural Protest in the Manual Workers Union of Botswana / by Pnina Werbner.

Publication Info. London : Pluto Press, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource.
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Series Anthropology, culture and society
Anthropology, culture, and society.
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; Series Preface; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 A Labour Elite? Strategising Women and the Spectre of Unemployment; 3 Women, Leadership and the Dignity of Labour; 4 Lekgotla la Babereki, the Court of the Workers: The Trade Union as Public Forum; 5 'Legitimate Expectations': Ethics, Law and Labour Justice in the 1991 Strike; 6 The Politics of Infiltration: Factionalism and Party Politics; 7 This Land Is Our Land: The 2005 Manual Workers' Union Grand Tour of Botswana.
8 Solidarity Forever: Mobilising the Trade Union Movement in Prayer and Protest9 Winning Against the Odds: Speaking Truth to Power and Dilemmas of Charismatic Leadership; 10 'The Mother of All Strikes': Popular Protest Culture and Vernacular Cosmopolitanism in the Public Service Unions' Strike, 2011; 11 The Political and Moral Economy of the 2011 Strike: Public Rhetoric, Conflict and Policy; 12 Legal Mobilisation, Legal Scepticism and the Politics of Public Sector Unions; 13 Concluding Remarks: Class Identity, Dignity and the Agency of Labour in Botswana.
Appendix Further Grievance Cases Settled by Lilian MaMosheNotes; References; Index.
Summary Exploration of the formation of a distinctive working class identity among low-paid manual workers in Botswana.
Subject National Amalgamated Local & Central Government & Parastatal Manual Workers Union.
National Amalgamated Local & Central Government & Parastatal Manual Workers Union. (OCoLC)fst01927696
Labor unions -- Botswana -- History.
Working class -- Botswana -- History.
Botswana -- Social conditions.
Botswana -- Politics and government.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
LAW -- Labor & Employment.
Labor unions. (OCoLC)fst00990260
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Working class. (OCoLC)fst01180418
Botswana. (OCoLC)fst01205793
Labor unions Industry. -- Botswana -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Werbner, Pnina. Making of an African working class 9780745334967
ISBN 9781783711789 (electronic book)
1783711787 (electronic book)
9781783711796 (ePub electronic book)
1783711795 (ePub electronic book)
1783711809 (Kindle electronic book)
9781783711802 (Kindle electronic book)
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