Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Karen Coen Flynn
    Pages 1-29
  3. Karen Coen Flynn
    Pages 31-38
  4. Karen Coen Flynn
    Pages 67-96
  5. Karen Coen Flynn
    Pages 129-151
  6. Karen Coen Flynn
    Pages 153-174
  7. Karen Coen Flynn
    Pages 203-211
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 213-254

About this book


A rich ethnographic portrait of food-provisioning processes in a contemporary African city, offering valuable lessons about the powerful roles of gender, migration, exchange, sex, and charity in food acquisition. Based on anthropologist Karen Coen Flynn's study of Mwanza, Tanzania, this work draws on the personal accounts of over 350 market vendors, low, middle and high-income consumers, urban farmers as well as those, including children, who live on the streets. This strikingly original work offers interdisciplinary appeal to a broad audience of both students and professionals interested in anthropology, African studies, urban studies, gender studies and development economics.


anthropology capital children culture development development economics gender gender studies migration Sex transformation women

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