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

Author: James Ferguson
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015.
Series: The Lewis Henry Morgan lectures
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Ferguson
ISBN: 9780822358862 0822358867 9780822358954 0822358956
OCLC Number: 940929284
Description: 1 volume.
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: The Lewis Henry Morgan lectures
Responsibility: James Ferguson.

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