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- DescriptionIn Give a Man a Fish James Ferguson examines the rise of social welfare programs in southern Africa, in which states make cash payments to their low income citizens. More than thirty percent of South Africa's population receive such payments, even as pundits elsewhere proclaim the neoliberal death of the welfare state. These programs' successes at reducing poverty under conditions of mass unemployment, Ferguson argues, provide an opportunity for rethinking contemporary capitalism and for developing new forms of political mobilization. Interested in an emerging politics of distribution, Ferguson shows how new demands for direct income payments (including so-called basic income ) require us to reexamine the relation between production and distribution, and to ask new questions about markets, livelihoods, labor, and the future of progressive politics.
- Author BiographyJames Ferguson is Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. He is the author of Global Shadows: Africa in the Neoliberal World Order and the coeditor of Culture, Power, Place: Explorations in Critical Anthropology, both also published by Duke University Press.
- Author(s)James Ferguson
- PublisherDuke University Press
- Date of Publication20/05/2015
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleThe Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures
- Place of PublicationNorth Carolina
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDuke University Press
- Weight545 g
- Width155 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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