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Title:Labour Migration and Its Relationship to Socio-Cultural Change in Mossi Society
Author:Skinner, Elliott P.
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute
Geographic term:Burkina Faso
Subjects:labour migration
social change
Labor and Employment
Urbanization and Migration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:After some general remarks on labour-migration, the reasons, why the young male Mossi during the dry non-agricultural season migrate to Ghana are explained. This migration caused a shift on the communal organisation of agricultural tasks within III the. family, it hampered the production of cotton, affected the traditional marriage system and 'pattern, destroyed traditional skills. The migration had also political implications and modified the demand-scale, but it has not caused many changes within the Mossi class structure. Migratton has not been conductive to the spread of Christianity among the Mossi but it has been a factor for grooving Islamization. The socio-cultural change which has taken and is still taking place in Mossi society came not only as a result of seasonal migration of labourers, but also because of European social and economic requirements and legislation. Tables; Bibliographical footnotes, resume franšais.