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Labour management and technological change : a history of stevedoring in Durban : 1959-1990.

  title={Labour management and technological change : a history of stevedoring in Durban : 1959-1990.},
  author={Bernard Dubbeld},
This thesis considers the history of stevedoring work and workers in Durban between 1959 and 1990. In particular I focus on the two distinct themes of "labour management" and "technological change" in order to denlonstrate the transformations that have occurred in the port. In examining the dranlatic technological changes in the harbour I analyze the particular difficulties that the industry faced in coping with the deluands of the changes in the structure of the global shipping industry. In… 




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