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Section I: Introduction 1. Africa at work: transforming occupational identity and morality Deborah Fahy Bryceson Section II: New Occupational Mobility and Forms of Exchange in Globalizing Economies 2. From farmers to traders: shifting identities in rural Igbo society, Nigeria Barth Chukwuezi and Dmitri van den Bersselaar 3. Does trust travel? Horticultural trade in Kenya Tjalling Dijkstra 4. Calculated chaos or cooperation? Informal financial markets in Kinshasa Mindanda Mohogu 5. Linking irregular economies: remaking trans-urban commercial networks through new forms of social collaboration Abdou Maliq Simone 6. Social capital or social exclusion? Social networks and informal manufacturing in Nigeria Kate Meagher Section III: Changing Work Patterns and Social Dynamics in Households, Communities and Nation-States 7. Body and soul: economic space public morality and social integration of youth in Cameroon Nantang Jua 8. Between family and market: urban informal workers' networks and identities in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau Ilda Lindell 9. Sweet and sour: women working for wages on Tanzania's sugar estates Marjorie Mbilinyi Section IV: Occupational Change and Public Policy 10. Shifting out of gear: households, livelihoods and public policy on the south African wild coast Leslie Bank 11. Fair or foul play: taxation of women entrepreneurs in Cameroon Margaret Niger-Thomas 12. Occupational change, structural adjustment and trade union identity in Africa: the case of Cameroonian plantation workers Piet Konings 13. With or against the odds? Professionalization of the labour force in Tanzania Pekka Seppalla Section V: Conclusion 14. Between moral economy and civil society: Durkheim revisited Deborah Fahy Bryceson

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'This book, rich in well-grounded case studies on work and working in different parts of Africa, makes a sustained and compelling case for taking seriously the making of occupational identities, in ongoing scholarly efforts to theorize the construction of social identities on the continent.' Francis B. Nyamnjoh, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town 'A valuable collection of reflective studies of occupational identity in Africa, hugely welcome in the context of a long overdue reassessment of what work is and should be, after a century of labourist distortion. Africa has much to teach the rest of the world.' Guy Standing, Professor of Economic Security, University of Bath and Co-President, Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN). 'An important contribution to African studies, one which should be read by others interested in changing occupations, identities and moralities everywhere.' Pat Caplan, Professor of Anthropology, Goldsmiths College, University of London 'This book addresses a nagging question which I, like many other Africans, frequently encounter in these globalizing heydays of the livelihood discourse: "How do you earn a living?" From multiple vantage points, the book shows how the types of work we do in Africa shape and are shaped by our social identity and self-worth as individuals and as a community which is stereotypically viewed as being stuck in poverty. It is a must read for anyone who genuinely needs to understand how work is valued or perceived - and thus practised and diversified - in various African occupational settings.' Chambi Chachage, independent researcher, newspaper columnist and policy analyst

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Deborah Fahy Bryceson is Reader in Urban Studies, Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK and Principal of The Policy Practice

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"This book, rich in well-grounded case studies on work in different parts of Africa, makes a sustained and compelling case for taking seriously the making of occupational identities."--Francis B. Nyamnjoh, Professor of Social Anthropology
"A valuable collection of reflective studies of occupational identity in Africa. Africa has much to teach the rest of the world."--Guy Standing, Professor of Economic Security, University of Bath and co-President
"This is a must read for anyone who genuinely needs to understand how work is valued--and thus practiced--in various African occupational settings."--Chambi Chachage, independent researcher, newspaper columnist and policy analyst
"An important contribution to African studies, one which should be read by others interested in changing occupations, identities and moralities everywhere."--Pat Caplan

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