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Modernization and African labor

Willard A. Beling

Modernization and African labor

aTunisian case study.

by Willard A. Beling

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Published by Praeger in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesSpecial studies in international economics and development
The Physical Object
Pagination259p.,25cm
Number of Pages259
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19654134M

Sub-Saharan Africa is the poorest region in the world. But its current status has skewed our understanding of the economy before colonization. Rönnbäck reconstructs the living standards of the population at a time when the Atlantic slave trade brought money and men into the area, enriching our understanding of West African economic development. Modernization was an important and guiding philosophy on how best to build the newly formed nation-state in post-independence Africa. Modernization encapsulated more than the matter of industrialization and infrastructure. It also incorporated cultural efforts to bolster the psychology of the formerly colonized.

interested in the proletarianisation of the African labour force, the development of a class identity and ability to carry out a class revolution. This presentation is an effort to trace the trajectory of labour as it has evolved within the changing production modes in Africa. Modernization theory is used to analyze the processes in which modernization in societies take place. The theory looks at which aspects of countries are beneficial and which constitute obstacles for economic idea is that development assistance targeted at those particular aspects can lead to modernization of 'traditional' or 'backward' societies.

  Africa not only underpinned Europe's earlier development. Its palm oil, petroleum, copper, chromium, platinum and in particular gold were and are crucial to the later world economy. African Labor History William H. Worger University of California, Los Angeles for the modernization of the African and for the economic concerns of the employer that wages for Africans be as low as possible. The adherents of the dual-economy theory, still (as have most of the books written on African labor.


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Focusing on East Africa and the Kenya Colony, this book shows how the colonial administration was able to exploit the exemption clause for communal labor, thus ensuring the mobilization of African labor for infrastructure development.

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