KONINGS, Piet African Studies Centre Research Series 5, 1995
Title: Gender and Class in the Tea Estates of Cameroon. pbk.
Publisher:  Avebury, African Studies Centre, Leiden, 1995, ISBN:1859723551
Seller ID: 77677
KONINGS, Piet. Gender and Class in the Tea Estates of Cameroon . Leiden: Avebury, African Studies Centre, 1995. Pp. [i]-ix,(1),-173,(1). 8vo, illustrated green card covers. African Studies Centre Research Series, number 5."One of the most hotly debated issues in African labour studies has been w orkers' consciousness and action. One of the shortcomings of this debate has been its failure to address the consciousness and action of women wage workers. This book focuses on the consciousness and action of platnation labour in Cameroon. Two tea estates were selected for an in-depth research. A study of these estates was particularly interesting in that one of them employs mainly female pluckers and the other mainly male pluckers. This made itpossible to examine whether there are any variations in female and male wo rkers' consciousness and action. Such a comparative analysis is helpful in assessing the widespread managerial assumption on the tea estates that female pluckers tend to be more productive and docile than male pluckers." - from the rear cover. Vg. 45.00