Boundary work in the process of informal job seeking : an ethnographic study of Cape Town roadside workseekers

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Spiegel, Andrew en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Sterken, Hanneke en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-05T18:40:20Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-05T18:40:20Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Sterken, H. 2010. Boundary work in the process of informal job seeking : an ethnographic study of Cape Town roadside workseekers. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11444
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 79-83). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract In the context of rising unemployment, an NGO called Men on the Side of the Road (MSR) was established to provide men who stand by the side of the road waiting to be offered jobs with job opportunities and skills. The purpose of the ethnographic study described here was to assess members‘ experiences and attitudes towards the work or income-earning opportunities introduced to members by MSR. The overall goal of the report was to assess why a large proportion of the work opportunities introduced to members were not taken up with great enthusiasm. After completion of the study, the researcher found that the day-labourers used three different labels ('locals', 'networking workers' and 'struggling foreigners') to describe themselves and other roadside workseekers. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Practical Anthropology en_ZA
dc.title Boundary work in the process of informal job seeking : an ethnographic study of Cape Town roadside workseekers en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Social Anthropology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Sterken, H. (2010). <i>Boundary work in the process of informal job seeking : an ethnographic study of Cape Town roadside workseekers</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11444 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Sterken, Hanneke. <i>"Boundary work in the process of informal job seeking : an ethnographic study of Cape Town roadside workseekers."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology, 2010. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11444 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Sterken H. Boundary work in the process of informal job seeking : an ethnographic study of Cape Town roadside workseekers. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Social Anthropology, 2010 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11444 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Sterken, Hanneke AB - In the context of rising unemployment, an NGO called Men on the Side of the Road (MSR) was established to provide men who stand by the side of the road waiting to be offered jobs with job opportunities and skills. The purpose of the ethnographic study described here was to assess members‘ experiences and attitudes towards the work or income-earning opportunities introduced to members by MSR. The overall goal of the report was to assess why a large proportion of the work opportunities introduced to members were not taken up with great enthusiasm. After completion of the study, the researcher found that the day-labourers used three different labels ('locals', 'networking workers' and 'struggling foreigners') to describe themselves and other roadside workseekers. DA - 2010 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2010 T1 - Boundary work in the process of informal job seeking : an ethnographic study of Cape Town roadside workseekers TI - Boundary work in the process of informal job seeking : an ethnographic study of Cape Town roadside workseekers UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11444 ER - en_ZA


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