Conclusion: Cottage Industries, Factories and Female Wage Labour

  • Betty J. Harris
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


Industrialisation in southern Africa, as elsewhere, has been a complex process in its transformation from core to semi-periphery to periphery. It has initiated the formation of a hierarchy of political economies which have considerable complementarity. To analyse the periphery, the core and semi-peripheral contexts must be established.


Political Economy Forward Linkage Cottage Industry Female Wage Exploitable Resource 
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  1. 1.
    H.I. Safa, ‘Runaway Shops and Female Employment: The Search for Cheap Labour’, Signs, 37, 2 (1981) pp. 427–8.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    B. J. Harris, ‘Ethnicity and Gender in the Global Periphery: A Comparison of Basotho and Navajo Women’, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 14, 4 (1990) p. 25.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Betty J. Harris 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Betty J. Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OklahomaUSA

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