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Title:Special issue: The political economy of sugar in Southern Africa
Editors:Dubb, Alex
Scoones, IanISNI
Woodhouse, PhilipISNI
Periodical:Journal of Southern African Studies (ISSN 1465-3893)
City of publisher:Abingdon
Geographic terms:Southern Africa
South Africa
Swaziland - Eswatini
Subjects:cane sugar
arable farming
agricultural production
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjss20/43/3
Abstract:The papers in this special issue on the political economy of sugar in Southern Africa were originally presented at a workshop of the Southern Africa Sugar Research Network in Johannesburg, 24-25 November 2014. Despite the overarching pattern of expansion of sugar production across southern Africa, the papers document a variety of outcomes, in which the logic of capital and investment is influenced both by state politics and national contexts, and by local livelihoods, circumstance and contingency. These three factors combine to result in a highly varied set of outcomes across the case studies. There is no one political economy of sugar in southern Africa, but many depending on the interactions of these processes. Contributions: The political economy of sugar in Southern Africa - introduction (Alex Dubb, Ian Scoones & Philip Woodhouse); Interrogating the logic of accumulation in the sugar sector in Southern Africa (Alex Dubb); The Green Belt Initiative, politics and sugar production in Malawi (Blessings Chinsinga); Social differentiation and the politics of land: sugar cane outgrowing in Kilombero, Tanzania (Emmanuel Sulle); Crisis and differentiation among small-scale sugar cane growers in Nkomazi, South Africa (Paul James & Philip Woodhouse); Outgrowers and livelihoods: the case of Magobbo smallholder block farming in Mazabuka District in Zambia (Chrispin R. Matenga); Sugar, people and politics in Zimbabwe's Lowveld (Ian Scoones, Blasio Mavedzenge & Felix Murimbarimba); Restructuring the Swazi sugar industry: the changing role and political significance of smallholders (Alan Terry & Mike Ogg); Gendered labour, migratory labour: reforming sugar regimes in Xinavane, Mozambique (Alicia H. Lazzarini); Consuming bodies: health and work in the cane fields in Xinavane, Mozambique (Bridget O'Laughlin). [ASC Leiden abstract]