Mineworkers in Zambia
Labour and Political Change in Post-Colonial Africa
By (author) Miles Larmer
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Mineworkers in Zambia by Miles Larmer
Book DescriptionThe received view of Zambia's mineworkers is of a reactionary body unable and unwilling to shape progressive politics in post-colonial Zambia. Miles Larmer seeks to use a whole range of little-used sources to dispel this myth. Extensive interviews with mineworkers and their wives reveals a working-class consciousness and a whole host of social and economic expectations that shaped their attitude towards political change. "Mineworkers in Zambia" gives this misunderstood group a place in the movement for political reform which culminated in the transition to multiparty democracy in 1991, and in so doing draws important lessons for the wider social and political history of post-colonial Africa.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845112998
(223mm x 148mm x 27mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Miles Larmer
African Struggles Today, Paperback (June 2011)
This groundbreaking analysis examines the gains, contradictions, and frustrations of twenty-first century prodemocracy struggles across Southern Africa
Zambia, Mining, and Neoliberalism, Hardback (January 2011)» View all books by Miles Larmer
This book aims to understand Zambia's renowned Copperbelt region within a broad historical context and revive the tradition of scholarship that places Zambian experiences within a global perspective.
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Author Biography - Miles Larmer
Miles Larmer is Lecturer in Post-1945 Global History at Sheffield Hallam University.
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