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Biological anthropology.

by K M Weiss
Nature ()


Preface v Acknowledgements ix Introduction 1 Sandra Wallman A Social Anthropology of Work? , 1 Energy 4 Incentive 4 Resources 6 Value 7 Time 10 Place 12 Person 13 Technology 15 Identity and Alienation 16 Domains, Spheres, Systems 20 References 22 Views from Three Other Disciplines 25 (i) ECONOMICS: WalterElkan 25 (ii)) PSYCHIATRY: Leonard Fagin 31 (iii) BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY: G. Ainsworth Harrison 37 Learning the Ropes: the politics of dockland 43 Leonard Mars Introduction 43 The Israel Ports Authority and the Port of Ashdod 44 The Town of Ashdod 45 The Growth of the Ports 46 The Workers' Committee of the Operations Department 49 The Opposition 54 The Leader of the Opposition 55 xii Contents Symbolic, Economic, Political and Administrative Changes 57 The Opening of the Container Terminal 59 Relations with the Histadruth 60 Relations between the Committee and the I.P.A. 61 The Demise of the New Committee 62 Conclusions 63 Notes 65 References 66 Women's Work and Children's Work; variations among Moslems in Kano 69 Enid Schildkrout Economic Roles of Women and Children 69 Kano City , ^ 70 Kurawa 73 Kofar Mazugal .75 Marriage 77 The Work of Boys " 80 Conclusion 81 Notes 84 References 84 Workers, Lords and Masters: the organisation of labour on South African farms 87 J.B. Loudon Introduction 87 Farm People — Black and White 88 The Farms as a Community 104 Systems of Production and Payment 108 Perspectives on Five Households 116 Boundaries, Information, and the Settlement of Disputes 121 Conclusion: Authority and Dependence 126 Appendix 129 Notes 130 References 133 The Stigma Cycle: values and politics in a dockland union 135 Gerald Mars The Structure and Organisation of Dock Work 135 Division within the Union Hierarchy 138 Pohtical Process in the L.S.P.U. 146 A Faction Organizes; the Case for Time-and-a-Half I'^S Contract Renewals and Elections 1956—68 152 The Union Career Cycle 155 Contents xiii Notes 157 References 157 How Sweden Works: a case from the bureaucracy 159 Morris Fred The Swedish Context 159 Immigration Policy 161 Family Pedagogues 162 The Family Pedagogues'Association 163

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