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Title:Gender and plantation labour in Africa: the story of tea pluckers' struggles in Cameroon
Author:Konings, PietISNI
Year:2012
Pages:299
Language:English
City of publisher:Bamenda
Publisher:Langaa Research & Publishing CIG
ISBN:995672825X; 9789956728251; 995672730X; 9789956727308
Geographic term:Cameroon
Subjects:plantations
tea
workers
gender
labour relations
resistance
Link:http://hdl.handle.net/1887/22178
Abstract:This book explores the relationship between plantation labour and gender in Africa, particularly Cameroon. It demonstrates that the introduction of plantation labour during colonial rule has had significant consequences for gender roles and relations within and beyond the capitalist labour process. These effects have been quite ambivalent, being marked by both profound changes and remarkable continuities. The book focuses on two tea estates established in anglophone Cameroon in the 1950s, the Tole Estate and the Ndu Estate, the first employing mainly female pluckers, the second mainly male pluckers. This allows for an examination of the variations in male and female workers' modes of resistance to the control and exploitation they meet in the labour process. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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