Les travailleurs affectes à la petite production a Accra au Ghana: vers la proletarisation?

Kennedy, Paul
April 1983
Labour, Capital & Society;Apr1983, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p64
Academic Journal
The article analyzes workers in petty production in Accra, Ghana. Three central issues are examined: firstly, the question of the workers' objective class situation; secondly, the extent to which the workers encapsulated within a social milieu which was heterogeneous in terms of occupation and income and based on particularistic ties and loyalties; and thirdly, the perceptions of the employees concerning their employers and Ghana's changing economy. It is opined that the obstacles like ethnicity, social mobility, difficulty to organize trade unions, and continuing rural ties influence the economic and political actions of the African working class both in small and large scale undertakings.


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