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The Resource The moon is dead! Give us our money! : the cultural origins of an African work ethic, Natal, South Africa, 1843-1900, Keletso E. Atkins

The moon is dead! Give us our money! : the cultural origins of an African work ethic, Natal, South Africa, 1843-1900, Keletso E. Atkins

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The moon is dead! Give us our money! : the cultural origins of an African work ethic, Natal, South Africa, 1843-1900
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The moon is dead! Give us our money!
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the cultural origins of an African work ethic, Natal, South Africa, 1843-1900
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Keletso E. Atkins
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eng
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This book is a major contribution to the literature focusing on the formation of the South African working class, emphasizing African cultural practices and African resistance as a shaping force. Gathering information from source materials as varied as the James Stuart oral history collection, documents from government and municipal archives, missionary accounts, travelers' diaries, settler memoirs, colonial newspapers and other popular literature of the day, the author manages to tell the account of black workmen from their point of view and, wherever possible, in their own words. Zulu-English phrasebooks, overlooked by most historians, proved to be documents of critical social importance - offering insights into such things as how tasks were structured, how workmen kept track of their time, and so on - exposing some of the everyday concerns and struggles of black workingmen in colonial Natal. Thoroughly original and African centered in its approach, this book makes clear that black workers in this period exhibited a set of patterned responses, and were guided by a body of corporate values and shaped by structural practices that unmistakably constituted an African work ethic
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Atkins, Keletso E
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Social history of Africa
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  • Working class
  • Work ethic
  • KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
  • KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
  • KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
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The moon is dead! Give us our money! : the cultural origins of an African work ethic, Natal, South Africa, 1843-1900, Keletso E. Atkins
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Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Wisconsin, 1986
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-181) and index
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Contents
  • Glossary of Zulu Terms -- 1. "Forbidden Journey": Natal's Refugee Problem. Colonial Adoption of the Cattle Confiscation Rule. The Apprenticeship Ordinance. Implementation of the Refugee Law. Profile of the Refugee Population -- 2. Crisis of Reconstruction and the Mobilization of Labor. Reaccumulation of Cattle Funds. The "Intombi Trade" (Trade in Young Women). Adjustments in the Marital Code: Marriages Between Juniors and Widows. Ubuntu: The Sacredness of Hospitality. Land Shortages. Primacy of the "Firstcomer": The Buildup of New Communities. Mobilizing the Labor of Young Men. Isibhalo: Government Labor Tax -- 3. Traditions of Labor Organization, Prestige Occupations, and White Masters. Cultural Patterns and Traditional Occupations. Adaptation to New Work Conditions. Self-esteem Attached to Labor. European Masters in the African Servant's Perspective. "Praises Give a Man Personality" -- 4. "Kafir Time," Wage Claims, and Other Sociocultural Antecedents of Togt, or Day Labor
  • "Inyanga Ifile! Siphe Imali Yethu!" ("The Moon Is Dead! Give Us Our Money!"). "Kafir Time" Versus the Rhythms of Commercial Agriculture. From Peasant to Industrial Time: The Urban Context. The Laborer's Tally of His Time. Workers' Wage Claims. A Question of "Desertions" or a Matter of "Turning the Tables on Them"? -- 5. The Evolution of the Togt Labor Market Within the Political Economy of Natal, 1843-1875. Rural Parameters of Togt Labor. Nature and Scope of Urban Togt Labor. Self-employed Togt Men: Fuel Merchants and Laundrymen -- 6. Emergence of an African Work Culture, 1846-1900. Failure of the "Native Town" Scheme. African Expectations of Hospitality. Unifying Influences of the "Kitchen Associations" Municipal Attempts to Control the amaWasha. Continued Efforts to Displace the amaWasha. Rise of the Indian Dhoby and the Public Health Movement. amaWasha on the Trek
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27034525
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 190 pages
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9780435080785
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(Heinemann pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(WaOLN)1577246
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The moon is dead! Give us our money! : the cultural origins of an African work ethic, Natal, South Africa, 1843-1900, Keletso E. Atkins
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Wisconsin, 1986
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Glossary of Zulu Terms -- 1. "Forbidden Journey": Natal's Refugee Problem. Colonial Adoption of the Cattle Confiscation Rule. The Apprenticeship Ordinance. Implementation of the Refugee Law. Profile of the Refugee Population -- 2. Crisis of Reconstruction and the Mobilization of Labor. Reaccumulation of Cattle Funds. The "Intombi Trade" (Trade in Young Women). Adjustments in the Marital Code: Marriages Between Juniors and Widows. Ubuntu: The Sacredness of Hospitality. Land Shortages. Primacy of the "Firstcomer": The Buildup of New Communities. Mobilizing the Labor of Young Men. Isibhalo: Government Labor Tax -- 3. Traditions of Labor Organization, Prestige Occupations, and White Masters. Cultural Patterns and Traditional Occupations. Adaptation to New Work Conditions. Self-esteem Attached to Labor. European Masters in the African Servant's Perspective. "Praises Give a Man Personality" -- 4. "Kafir Time," Wage Claims, and Other Sociocultural Antecedents of Togt, or Day Labor
  • "Inyanga Ifile! Siphe Imali Yethu!" ("The Moon Is Dead! Give Us Our Money!"). "Kafir Time" Versus the Rhythms of Commercial Agriculture. From Peasant to Industrial Time: The Urban Context. The Laborer's Tally of His Time. Workers' Wage Claims. A Question of "Desertions" or a Matter of "Turning the Tables on Them"? -- 5. The Evolution of the Togt Labor Market Within the Political Economy of Natal, 1843-1875. Rural Parameters of Togt Labor. Nature and Scope of Urban Togt Labor. Self-employed Togt Men: Fuel Merchants and Laundrymen -- 6. Emergence of an African Work Culture, 1846-1900. Failure of the "Native Town" Scheme. African Expectations of Hospitality. Unifying Influences of the "Kitchen Associations" Municipal Attempts to Control the amaWasha. Continued Efforts to Displace the amaWasha. Rise of the Indian Dhoby and the Public Health Movement. amaWasha on the Trek
Control code
27034525
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 190 pages
Isbn
9780435080785
Isbn Type
(Heinemann pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(WaOLN)1577246

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