Type
Partie ou chapitre de livre
Titre
Crime and Illegal Work
Dans
General Labour History of Africa. Workers, Employers and Governments, 20th-21st Centuries
Auteur(s)
FOURCHARD Laurent - Centre de recherches internationales (Auteur)
BELLUCCI Stephano - (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
ECKERT Andreas - (Directeur de publication ou de collection)
Éditeur
Rochester : Boydell & Brewer Publishers
Pages
361 - 378 p.
ISBN
9781847012180
Mots clés
Africa, crime, delinquency, illegal work
Résumé
EN
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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