Precarious Liberation

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Subtitle: Workers, the State, and Contested Social Citizenship in Postapartheid South
Author: Franco Barchiesi
Publisher: University Of KwaZulu-Natal Press (2011)
ISBN-13: 9781869142155
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 331
Dimensions: 22.6 x 15 x 2.3 cm

Weight: 0.52 kg

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Millions of black South African workers struggled against apartheid to redeem employment and production from a history of abuse, insecurity, and racial despotism. Almost two decades later, however, the prospects of a dignified life of wage-earning work remain unattainable for most South Africans.

Through extensive archival and ethnographic research, Franco Barchiesi documents and interrogates this important dilemma in the country's democratic transition: economic participation has gained centrality in the government's definition of virtuous citizenship, and yet for most workers, employment remains an elusive and insecure experience. In



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