The middle class in Mozambique : the state and the politics of transformation in southern Africa / Jason Sumich.

In recent years, the growth of a middle class has been a key feature of the 'Africa Rising' narrative. Here, Sumich explores the formation of this middle class in Mozambique, answering questions about the basis of the class system and the social order that gives rise to it. Drawing extensi...

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Online Access: Full Text (via Cambridge)
Main Author: Sumich, Jason (Author)
Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Series:International African library ; 57.
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Summary:In recent years, the growth of a middle class has been a key feature of the 'Africa Rising' narrative. Here, Sumich explores the formation of this middle class in Mozambique, answering questions about the basis of the class system and the social order that gives rise to it. Drawing extensively on his fieldwork, Sumich argues that power and status in dominant party states like Mozambique derives more from the ability to access resources, rather than from direct control of the means of production. By considering the role of the state, he shows how the Mozambican middle class can both be bound to a system they benefit from and alienated from it at the same time, as well as exploring the ways in which the middle classes attempt to reproduce their positions of privilege and highlighting the deep uncertain future that they face.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781108577021
1108577024
9781108659659
1108659659
DOI:10.1017/9781108659659
Source of Description, Etc. Note:Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 1, 2018).