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Building a Future: Preparing to Go “Home”

  • Gerda Kuiper
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Abstract

This chapter describes how migrant workers in the Kenyan cut flower industry prepare for a future elsewhere by maintaining existing contacts and even by establishing new contacts outside Naivasha. The chapter problematizes the idea that all migrant workers move “home” upon retirement by showing that “home” can have very different meanings. Nevertheless, most migrant workers can be considered to be “translocal” and aim to leave Naivasha again at some point in time. These imagined futures shape workers’ everyday life as tenants and farm workers in Naivasha.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerda Kuiper
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  1. 1.Global South Studies CentreUniversity of CologneKölnGermany

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