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Daily survival the working poor and the difficulties associated with the formation of "class consciousness"

Abstract : The steady inflow of international companies to Morocco, notably in the processing sector, has driven a “reserve army”, primarily comprising women, to rush to global cities where these companies are to be found. On the African continent, Casablanca is a typical example. As a result, the feminisation and proletarianisation of rural migration has emerged and female populations now encounter difficulty in settling in these cities. Supposedly, the State is now overwhelmed by an increasingly hegemonic global economy and is “forcefully breaking into” the process of globalisation. To survive on a daily basis appears to be the manifest destiny of this female population. Sociological surveys conducted in several foreign companies in Morocco have confirmed the assumption of the feminisation and proletarianisation of rural migration. The working poor, who are torn between urbanisation and labour supply, are propelled into an “individualistic” world whose rules must be learnt. The centrality of work regardless of the conditions in which it is exercised, the quest for extra wages, and resourcefulness have all given rise to a group of people without cohesion, preventing the formation of class consciousness among people involved in a daily struggle to barely scrape together a living.
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Brahim Labari. Daily survival the working poor and the difficulties associated with the formation of "class consciousness". Ewa Bogalska-Martin; Emmanuel Matteudi. The social Question in the Global World, Presses Universitaires de Cambridge, pp.320, 2018, 9781527505377. ⟨hal-03242006⟩



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