Invisible Hands: Child Labor And The State In Colonial Zimbabwe

Hardcover | November 30, 2005

byBeverly Carolease Grier

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Using a wealth of previously misread or neglected documentation, Grier demonstrates that children and adolescents were a major preoccupation of settlers in the mining and agricultural sectors, of domestic service, and of officials whose task it was to provide conditions favorable to the accumulation of capital. By doing so, she uncovers how the youngest workers resisted attempts to control their mobility and labor. Young workers and migrants employed passive and active forms of resistance to assert or maintain their autonomy from patriarchy, capital, and the state. In addition to being the first historical treatment of child labor and the construction of childhood in African studies, this book is one of the few studies of child labor that represents children as active agents in the construction of their own childhood.

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Using a wealth of previously misread or neglected documentation, Grier demonstrates that children and adolescents were a major preoccupation of settlers in the mining and agricultural sectors, of domestic service, and of officials whose task it was to provide conditions favorable to the accumulation of capital. By doing so, she uncover...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:284 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 30, 2005Publisher:HeinemannLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0325001863

ISBN - 13:9780325001869

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