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Kinsfolk and Workers: Social Aspects of Labor Relations Among Ga-Dagme Coastal Fisherfolk

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dc.contributor.author Bortei-Doku Aryeetey, Ellen
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-26T18:34:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-26T18:34:35Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5780
dc.description.abstract "The paper discusses social aspects of labour arrangements in canoe fisheries among the Ga-Dangmes, with particular reference to the place of kinship in labour contracts. Important social features of labour relation in these fishing communities include: the dependence on the family as a labour pool; family-based informal training and financing arrangements; pressure on 'owners of capital assets' (canoe owners, fish smokers/traders) to admit family members into their enterprises, resulting in overcrowding; a local avelfare/social security network that encourages an extensive redistribution of wealth fronl 'owners of capital assets to their 'worker' relatives; the incorporation of authority structures in fishing into local community political power structures. The implications of this overlap between social interests and business interests for the future of the Ga-Dangrne artisanal fisheries industry are addressed. In conclusion it is noted that kinship ties promote effective labour management. On the other hand they frustrate the bargaining position of both canoe owners and their crew, and may thwart innovation in labour transactions." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher ORSTROM en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Dynamics and Use of Sardinella Resources from Upwellling off Ghana and Ivory Coast: Acts of DUSRU Meeting en_US
dc.subject traditional institutions en_US
dc.subject fisheries en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject social organization en_US
dc.subject ethnicity en_US
dc.title Kinsfolk and Workers: Social Aspects of Labor Relations Among Ga-Dagme Coastal Fisherfolk en_US
dc.type Book Chapter en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Ghana en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 134-151 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpubloc Paris en_US

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