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Give a man a fish : reflections on the new politics of distribution

Author: James Ferguson; Thomas Gibson
Publisher: Durham [C.] ; London : Duke university press, 2015.
Series: Lewis Henry Morgan lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James Ferguson examines the rise of social welfare programs in southern Africa in which states give cash payments to their low income citizens. These programs, Ferguson argues, offer new  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Ferguson; Thomas Gibson
ISBN: 9780822358954 0822358956 9780822358862 0822358867
OCLC Number: 922931563
Description: 1 vol. (XV-263 p.) : couv. ill. en coul. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Thomas Gibson vii Preface and Acknowledgments xi Introduction. Cash Transfers and the New Welfare States: From Neoliberalism to the Politics of Distribution 1 1. Give a Man a Fish: From Patriarchal Productionism to the Revalorization of Distribution 35 2. What Comes after the Social? Historicizing the Future of Social Protection in Africa 63 3. Distributed Livelihoods: Dependence and the Labor of Distribution in the Lives of the Southern African Poor (and Not-So-Poor) 89 4. The Social Life of Cash Payments: Money, Markets, and the Mutualities of Poverty 119 5. Declaration of Dependence: Labor, Pesonhood, and Welfare in Southern Africa 141 6. A Rightful Share: Distribution beyond Gift and Market 165 Conclusion. What Next for Distributive Politics? 191 Notes 217 References 237 Index 259
Series Title: Lewis Henry Morgan lectures.
Responsibility: James Ferguson ; foreword by Thomas Gibson.

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