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Young People’s Daily Mobilities in Sub-Saharan Africa

Moving Young Lives

Book

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

  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

About the authors

Gina Porter is Professor of Anthropology at Durham University, UK.  

Co-authors are Kate Hampshire, Reader in Anthropology, Durham University, UK; Albert Abane, Professor of Geography, University of Cape Coast, Ghana; Alister Munthali, Director of the Centre for Social Research, University of Malawi; Elsbeth Robson, Senior Lecturer in Geography, University of Hull, UK; Mac Mashiri,  Gwarajena TRD, Pretoria, South Africa.  

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Reviews

“The main strength of this book is its ability to apply anthropological knowledge beyond its disciplinary boundaries to discuss it in more applied ways that will be useful for development practitioners. This is not an easy task and one that anthropologists often shy away from. Hence, this book makes for a fascinating read by stretching our understanding of how such social experiences can be understood through a policy and programmatic lens.” (Shannon Philip, Progress in Development Studies, Vol. 18 (03), 2018)​