Restructuring paternalism : the changing nature of labour control on wine farms in Koelenhof

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Lincoln, David en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Murray, Andrew en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-25T16:56:51Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-25T16:56:51Z
dc.date.issued 1994 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Murray, A. 1994. Restructuring paternalism : the changing nature of labour control on wine farms in Koelenhof. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14284
dc.description Includes bibliographies. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The central hypotheses advanced in the dissertation are: 1. Wine farmers in the Western Cape have, since the 1970s; been increasingly changing the form of labour control on their farms from co-ercive to co-optive techniques. 2. The Rural Foundation has played a key role in promoting and facilitating these changes to co-optive methods of labour control. 3. The changes to co-optive forms of labour control have resulted in corresponding changes in the form of paternalism that has characterised the relations of production in the Western Cape for the past three centuries. 4. Whilst the change to co-optive managerial techniques has improved working and living conditions for farmworkers, it has not necessarily reduced the dependency of farmworkers on the farmers, nor empowered workers. 5. Farmworkers have themselves internalised the ideology of 'enlightened' paternalism, with this ideology being fundamental in structuring their work-place behaviour. Trade unionists need to recognise this, and strategise accordingly. The empirical data that is used both to verify the fore-mentioned theoretical statements, and to provide information used in the construction of these statements, was gathered by means of interviews. Interviews were conducted with nine farmers/farm managers and 25 farmworkers from wine farms in Koelenhof, two members of both the Rural Foundation and the Food and Allied Workers Union and an organiser for the National Council of Trade Union's National Union of Wine, Spirit and Allied Workers. This empirical information is integrated into a conceptual method that draws from both the structuralist and social historian perspectives in agrarian social theory. In this sense, the discussion in both abstract and theoretical, and descriptive. Furthermore, the discussion is, at times, prescriptive, arguing that trade unions should adopt particular tactics in their attempts to defend and advance the interests of farmworkers in South Africa. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Paternalism - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Wine and winemaking - South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject.other Agricultural laborers - South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Restructuring paternalism : the changing nature of labour control on wine farms in Koelenhof en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
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 Department of Sociology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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