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Title:Labour Migrants from Korekore Country
Author:Bourdillon, M.F.C.ISNI
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:labour migration
rural society
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Urbanization and Migration
Labor and Employment
External link:http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/africanjournals/html/itemdetail.cfm?recordID=1579
Abstract:The research on which this paper is based is focused on the rural community rather than on labour migration as such. During a period of just under two years (1969-1971) spent in field research in the social anthropology of the Eastern Korekore in the north-east corner of Rhodesia, the author observed that, in common with many other Central African peasant communities, nearly half of the adult male population were away from home in seeking wage employment (see: Rural and Urban Life, in Zambezia, (1975/76), 2, p. 69-78). These absentees from an essential part of the rural community and all male rural peasants are expected to spend some time away from home. The author is dealing with a small sample of migrants from a community which is educationnally and economically backward when compared with peoples nearer the centre of Rhodesia. The present article is based on fieldwork between September and January 1973. Notes, tables, appendices.