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Africa's Informal Workers free pdf "Africa's Informal Workers" is a vigorous examination of the informalization and casualization of work, which is changing livelihoods in Africa and beyond. Gathering cases from nine countries and cities across sub-Saharan Africa, and from a range of sectors, this volume goes beyond the usual focus on household 'coping strategies' and individual agency, addressing the growing number of collective organizations through which informal workers make themselves visible and articulate their demands and interests. The emerging picture is that of a highly diverse landscape of organized actors, providing grounds for tension but also opportunities for alliance. The collection examines attempts at organizing across the formal-informal work spheres, and explores the novel trend of transnational organizing by informal workers. Part of the ground-breaking "Africa Now" series, "Africa's Informal Workers" is a timely exploration of deep, ongoing economic, political and social transformations.

About Ilda Lindell

Ilda Lindell is a researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute (Sweden) and a lecturer at Stockholm University, Department of Human Geography. Her current research focuses on collective organizing in urban informal economies in Africa, including links to international movements and relations with trade unions. She has authored book chapters and journal articles, including in Urban Studies (2008), Habitat International (2009) and Geografiska Annaler (2009) and has forthcoming articles in Journal of Southern African Studies and Global Networks. She has edited a special issue in African Studies Quarterly (2009) on 'The politics of informalization/formalization: What spaces for popular agency'. She is also the author of Walking the Tight Rope: Informal Livelihoods and Social Networks in a West African City (Almqvist

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Author : Ilda Lindell
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 08 April 2010
ISBN : 1848134533
EAN : 9781848134539
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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