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      The proletarianization of women in Tanzania

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      Review of African Political Economy
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            Abstract

            Roughly 87% of all Tanzanian women live in the countryside. The bulk of Tanzania women's economic activity, therefore is related to peasant agricultural production and domestic rural household reproduction. Tanzanian women's position has not however, remained static over time. Peasant women have experienced and have themselves acted to effect profound changes in the nature of rural production and reproduction. One consequence of these changes has been a slow but pronounced process of proletarianization.

            In this article, it is argued that Tanzania peasant women have increasingly become directly involved in the process of proletarianization. Moreover, female proletarianization has taken a voluntary form which represents a significant step in Tanzanian women's struggles. The first section of this paper elaborates some key concepts in an attempt to construct schematically the theoretical context for section two analysis of Tanzanian women's proletarianization.

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            Journal
            crea20
            CREA
            Review of African Political Economy
            Review of African Political Economy
            0305-6244
            1740-1720
            January-April 1980
            : 7
            : 17
            : 4-27
            Article
            8703411 Review of African Political Economy, Vol. 7, No. 17, January-April 1980, pp. 4-27
            10.1080/03056248008703411
            4135e765-56d4-4f2a-a24c-f58601f14e42

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            Figures: 0, Tables: 0, References: 17, Pages: 24
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            Sociology,Economic development,Political science,Labor & Demographic economics,Political economics,Africa

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