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Navigating youth, generating adulthood : social becoming in an African context / edited by Catrine Christiansen, Mats Utas and Henrik E. Vigh

Uppsala : The Nordic Africa Institute, 2006 Stockholm : Elander Gotab

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  • Title:
    Navigating youth, generating adulthood : social becoming in an African context / edited by Catrine Christiansen, Mats Utas and Henrik E. Vigh
  • Contributor: Catrine Shroff;
    Mats Utas 1968-;
    Henrik E Vigh;
    Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
  • Subjects: Adolescents; Children; Living conditions; Human relations; Social environment; Case studies; Ungdomar -- Afrika; Youth; Social and cultural anthropology; Africa; Children in Africa; Youth in Africa
  • Publication Details: Uppsala : The Nordic Africa Institute, 2006 Stockholm : Elander Gotab
  • Language: English
  • Description: Summary: This book focuses on the lives and experiences of young people in Africa. On agents who, willingly or unwillingly, see themselves as belonging to the socio-generational category of youth and the ways in which they seek to shape and unfold their lives in a positive manner. Rather than seeing youth as either a social or cultural entity in itself, or as a predefined life-stage, the book argues for an exploration of how youth position themselves and are positioned within generational categories. In studying young people, social scientists must conceptualise youth as both social being and social becoming; a position in movement. It is from the duality of being positioned and seeking one's own socio-generational position that this book engages in the debate on contemporary African youth.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9171065784; System number 013556881
  • Notes: Conference note: Papers.
  • Physical Description: 272 p. ; 22 cm
  • Shelfmark(s): Document Supply m06/.37059
  • UIN: BLL01013556881

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