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The Resource Agro-industrial Labour in Kenya : Cut Flower Farms and Migrant Workers’ Settlements, by Gerda Kuiper, (electronic resource)

Agro-industrial Labour in Kenya : Cut Flower Farms and Migrant Workers’ Settlements, by Gerda Kuiper, (electronic resource)

Label
Agro-industrial Labour in Kenya : Cut Flower Farms and Migrant Workers’ Settlements
Title
Agro-industrial Labour in Kenya
Title remainder
Cut Flower Farms and Migrant Workers’ Settlements
Statement of responsibility
by Gerda Kuiper
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
‘Gerda Kuiper has done a great service to anthropology and African studies by writing a book on the important but understudied global flower industry of Naivasha, Kenya. This will be a valued resource for courses in African studies, economic anthropology, and development studies.’ —Peter D. Little, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and Director of Global Development Studies, Emory University, USA ‘In this rich and detailed ethnography, Kuiper seeks to situate labor in the cut flower industry within a wider social and historical field in which the environment, gender, colonialism, and broader political economic factors all come to matter.’ —Sarah Besky, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University, USA ‘Kuiper has provided us with a superbly crafted ethnography of the migrant farm workers whose labour the flower farms of Naivasha depend upon. This is a classic of its genre, and a timely reminder of both the resilience and fragility of Kenya's labour market.’ —David M. Anderson, Professor of African History, University of Warwick, UK This ethnography analyses labour relations within the export-oriented cut flower industry at Lake Naivasha in Kenya. Though this agro-industry has attracted critical attention from journalists and non-governmental organizations, this book is the first comprehensive, social scientific analysis of the industry’s labour arrangements and production processes. Gerda Kuiper here interprets the work on the farms as ‘agro-industrial labour’: a labour system characterized by high levels of discipline and a strict rhythm of work, due to the demands posed by a highly perishable agricultural product. This framework enables the author to draw on insights from a wide range of anthropological and sociological studies on (agro-)industrial wage labour around the globe. This mixed-methods approach, deployed alongside rich ethnographic detail, allows the author to center the flower farm workers in her analysis. Gerda Kuiper, Ph.D., is a cultural anthropologist with a regional focus on Eastern Africa, a thematic focus on economic anthropology and globalization, and a strong interdisciplinary commitment.--
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Kuiper, Gerda
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks
  • Springer eBooks.
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  • Ethnology
  • Ethnography
  • Industrial sociology
  • Women
Label
Agro-industrial Labour in Kenya : Cut Flower Farms and Migrant Workers’ Settlements, by Gerda Kuiper, (electronic resource)
Link
https://link-springer-com.eui.idm.oclc.org/book/10.1007/978-3-030-18046-1
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Naivasha’s History: From Livestock to Flowers -- 3. Coming to Naivasha: Finding a Place to Stay and a Place to Work -- 4. Inside the Farms: Rhythms and Hierarchies -- 5. Workers’ Settlements: In Search of Order -- 6. Building a Future: Preparing to Go ‘Home’ -- 7. Conclusion
Control code
978-3-030-18046-1
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 284 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030180461
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
18 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103219017
Label
Agro-industrial Labour in Kenya : Cut Flower Farms and Migrant Workers’ Settlements, by Gerda Kuiper, (electronic resource)
Link
https://link-springer-com.eui.idm.oclc.org/book/10.1007/978-3-030-18046-1
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Naivasha’s History: From Livestock to Flowers -- 3. Coming to Naivasha: Finding a Place to Stay and a Place to Work -- 4. Inside the Farms: Rhythms and Hierarchies -- 5. Workers’ Settlements: In Search of Order -- 6. Building a Future: Preparing to Go ‘Home’ -- 7. Conclusion
Control code
978-3-030-18046-1
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XV, 284 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783030180461
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
18 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103219017

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