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The Resource A long way home : migrant worker worlds, 1800-2014, edited by Peter Delius, Laura Phillips and Fiona Rankin-Smith

A long way home : migrant worker worlds, 1800-2014, edited by Peter Delius, Laura Phillips and Fiona Rankin-Smith

Label
A long way home : migrant worker worlds, 1800-2014
Title
A long way home
Title remainder
migrant worker worlds, 1800-2014
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Delius, Laura Phillips and Fiona Rankin-Smith
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In no other society in the world have urbanisation and industrialization been as comprehensively based on migrant labour as in South Africa. Rather than focusing on the well-documented narrative of displacement and oppression, A Long Way Home captures the humanity, agency and creative modes of self-expression of the millions of workers who helped to build and shape modern South Africa. The book spans a three-hundred-year history beginning with the exportation of slave labour from Mozambique in the eighteenth century and ending with the strikes and tensions on the platinum belt in recent years. It shows not only the age-old mobility of African migrants across the continent but also, with the growing demand for labour in the mining industry, the importation of Chinese indentured migrant workers. Contributions include 18 essays and over 90 artworks and photographs that traverse homesteads, chiefdoms and mining hostels, taking readers into the materiality of migrant life and its customs and traditions, including the rituals practiced by migrants in an effort to preserve connections to 2home3 and create a sense of 2belonging3. The essays and visual materials provide multiple perspectives on the lived experience of migrant labourers and celebrate their extraordinary journeys. A Long Way Home was conceived during the planning of an art exhibition entitled {u2018}Ngezinyawo: Migrant Journeys{u2019} at Wits Art Museum. The interdisciplinary nature of the contributions and the extraordinary collection of images selected to complement and expand on the text make this a unique collection
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
331.5440968
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5856.S6
LC item number
L66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Delius, Peter
  • Phillips, Laura
  • Rankin-Smith, Fiona
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Migrant labor
  • Migrant labor
  • Migrant labor
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Migrant labor
  • Material culture
Label
A long way home : migrant worker worlds, 1800-2014, edited by Peter Delius, Laura Phillips and Fiona Rankin-Smith
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 01 Aug 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781868147687
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781868147687
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
A long way home : migrant worker worlds, 1800-2014, edited by Peter Delius, Laura Phillips and Fiona Rankin-Smith
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 01 Aug 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781868147687
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781868147687
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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