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Young People’s Daily Mobilities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Moving Young Lives

  • Gina Porter
  • Kate Hampshire
  • Albert Abane
  • Alister Munthali
  • Elsbeth Robson
  • Mac Mashiri

Part of the Anthropology, Change, and Development book series (ACD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Gina Porter, Kate Hampshire, Albert Abane, Alister Munthali, Elsbeth Robson, Mac Mashiri
    Pages 1-22
  3. Gina Porter, Kate Hampshire, Albert Abane, Alister Munthali, Elsbeth Robson, Mac Mashiri
    Pages 23-64
  4. Gina Porter, Kate Hampshire, Albert Abane, Alister Munthali, Elsbeth Robson, Mac Mashiri
    Pages 65-89
  5. Gina Porter, Kate Hampshire, Albert Abane, Alister Munthali, Elsbeth Robson, Mac Mashiri
    Pages 91-122
  6. Gina Porter, Kate Hampshire, Albert Abane, Alister Munthali, Elsbeth Robson, Mac Mashiri
    Pages 123-152
  7. Gina Porter, Kate Hampshire, Albert Abane, Alister Munthali, Elsbeth Robson, Mac Mashiri
    Pages 153-178
  8. Gina Porter, Kate Hampshire, Albert Abane, Alister Munthali, Elsbeth Robson, Mac Mashiri
    Pages 179-202
  9. Gina Porter, Kate Hampshire, Albert Abane, Alister Munthali, Elsbeth Robson, Mac Mashiri
    Pages 203-225
  10. Gina Porter, Kate Hampshire, Albert Abane, Alister Munthali, Elsbeth Robson, Mac Mashiri
    Pages 227-244
  11. Gina Porter, Kate Hampshire, Albert Abane, Alister Munthali, Elsbeth Robson, Mac Mashiri
    Pages E1-E1
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 245-250

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the daily mobilities and immobilities of children and young people in sub-Saharan Africa. The authors draw on findings from rural and urban field research extending over many years, culminating in a 24-site study across three African countries: Ghana, Malawi, and South Africa. Wider reflections on gender, relationality, the politics of mobility, and field methodology frame the study. By bringing together diverse strands of a complex daily mobilities picture-from journeys for education, work, play/leisure and health, to associated experiences of different transport modes, road safety, and the virtual mobility now afforded by mobile phones-the book helps fill a knowledge gap with crucial significance for development policy and practice.

Keywords

Children Daily mobility Transport Africa Ghana Malawi South Africa Education Livelihood Play and leisure Traffic Road safety Motor mobility Pedestrian Cycling Politics of mobility Relationality Gender Age

Authors and affiliations

  • Gina Porter
    • 1
  • Kate Hampshire
    • 2
  • Albert Abane
    • 3
  • Alister Munthali
    • 4
  • Elsbeth Robson
    • 5
  • Mac Mashiri
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyDurham UniversityDurhamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyDurham UniversityDurhamUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Geography and Regional PlanningUniversity of Cape CoastCape CoastGhana
  4. 4.Centre for Social ResearchUniversity of MalawiZombaMalawi
  5. 5.Department of Geography, Environment and Earth ScienceUniversity of HullHullUnited Kingdom
  6. 6.Gwarajena Transport Research & DevelopmentPretoriaSouth Africa

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