Youth and the City in the Global South
By (author) Karen Tranberg Hansen
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Youth and the City in the Global South by Karen Tranberg Hansen
Book DescriptionThe innovative, multi-site Youth and the City Project examined the effects of globalization and neoliberalism on the everyday experiences and future prospects of urban youth in the developing world. The economic and demographic trends that are transforming cities and widening the gap between North and South are also making it increasingly difficult, if not impossible, for young people to establish themselves as independent, self-sufficient adults in many parts of the world. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Brazil, Vietnam, and Zambia, this volume integrates youth studies with urban studies, and argues that youth is an experience in its own right, not merely a transition from childhood to adulthood. In-depth case studies in three cities-Recife, Hanoi, and Lusaka-offer compelling insights into the situation of urban youth, exploring how they use their city, spend their time, and prepare themselves for the future. Cross-cutting essays examine how education shapes future citizens, young people's use of urban domestic space, and the media's role in expanding the life worlds of youth.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253219695
(236mm x 157mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Karen Tranberg Hansen
Salaula, Paperback (August 2000)
When we donate our unwanted clothes to charity, we rarely think about what will happen to them: who will sort and sell them, and finally, who will revive and wear them. This volume looks at the multibillion dollar secondhand clothing business, as well as its impact on the African economy.
Keeping House in Lusaka, Paperback (October 1996)» View all books by Karen Tranberg Hansen
Opens a window on the experiences of urban people living through one of Africa's most dramatic economic declines in the postcolonial era by focusing on such broad themes as household dynamics, gender politics, and informal economy in Mtendere.
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Author Biography - Karen Tranberg Hansen
Karen Tranberg Hansen is Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University. Her books include Salaula: The World of Secondhand Clothing and Zambia.
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