Type
Part or chapter of a book
Title
Crime and Illegal Work
In
General Labour History of Africa. Workers, Employers and Governments, 20th-21st Centuries
Author(s)
FOURCHARD Laurent - Centre de recherches internationales (Author)
BELLUCCI Stephano - (Publishing director)
ECKERT Andreas - (Publishing director)
Editor
Rochester : Boydell & Brewer Publishers
Pages
361 - 378 p.
ISBN
9781847012180
Keywords
Africa, crime, delinquency, illegal work
Abstract
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Many expressions in African societies identify groups that operate between the legal and illegal at the frontier of petty and serious crime: tsotsis or skollies in South Africa; wahuni in Tanzania; jaguda boys, boma boys or area boys in Nigeria. They designate broad categories that embrace the criminal, the delinquent, the young and the jobless. For a large section of society, these common labels represent the embodiment of danger, disorder, crime and delinquency. To consider an unemployed young person and a leader of a gang as belonging to the same category shows the difficulty in disentangling joblessness and crime...

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