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Going for Gold Men, Mines, and Migration

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ISBN-10: 0520086449

ISBN-13: 9780520086449

Edition: 1996

Authors: T. Dunbar Moodie, Vivienne Ndatshe

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This book tells the story of the lives of migrant black African men who work on the South African gold mines, told from their own point of view and, as much as possible, in their own words. Dunbar Moodie examines the operation of local power structures and resistances, changes in production techniques, the limits and successes of unionization, and the nature of ethnic conflicts at different periods and on different terrains of struggle. He treats his subject thematically and historically, examining how notions of integrity, manhood, sexuality, work, power, solidarity, and violence have all changed over time, especially with the shift to a proletarianized work force on the mines in the…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/27/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 5.94" wide x 8.94" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Worker Identities: Migrant Cultures, Social Networks, and the Practice of Personal Integrity
Production Politics: Workplace Control and Worker Resistance
Confrontations and Collaborations: Compound Hegemony and Moral Economy
Sexualities: Variations on a Patriarchal Theme
Convivialities: Drinking Patterns
Faction Fights: Mine-Worker Violence
Solidarities: Practices of Unionization