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Making of An African Working Class: Politics, Law, and Cultural Protest in the Manual Workers Union of Botswana

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1. Introduction
2. The Dignity of Labour: Women, Agency and Leadership
3. A Labour Elite? Strategising Women and the Spectre of Unemployment
4. The Kgotla ya Babereki (‘Court’ of the Workers): The Union as Public Forum
5. Legitimate Expections’: Ethics and Labour Justice in the 1991 Strike
6. The Politics of ‘Infiltration’: Factionalism and Party Politics
7. This Land is Our Land: The 2005 Manual Workers Union Grand Tour of Botswana
8. Solidarity Forever: Mobilising the Botswana Trade Union Movement in Prayer and Protest
9. Winning Against the Odds: Speaking Truth to Power and Dilemmas of Charismatic Leadership
10. The ‘Mother of All Strikes’: Vernacular Cosmopolitanism and Popular Culture, 2011
11. The Political and Moral Economy of the Strike
12. Conclusion: Legal Mobilisation, Political Protest and Cosmopolitan Virtue
Concluding Remarks: Class Identity, Dignity and the Agency of Labour in Botswana