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Title Young people's daily mobilities in sub-Saharan Africa [electronic resource] : moving young lives / by Gina Porter ... [et al.]
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan US : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
book jacket
Descript xvii, 250 p. : ill., digital ; 24 cm
Series Anthropology, change, and development
Anthropology, change, and development
Note 1. Introduction: children, young people and the 'mobilities turn' in sub-Saharan Africa -- 2. Identifying research gaps and building a field research methodology with young people -- 3. Experiencing the journey to school: rural and urban narratives -- 4. Balancing the load: mobility, work and income generation -- 5. Beyond the school and working day: building connections through play, leisure, worship and other social contact -- 6. Mobility and health: young people's health-seeking behaviour and physical access to health services -- 7. Negotiating transport, travel and traffic, part 1: walking and cycling -- 8. Negotiating transport, travel and traffic, part 2: motor-mobility, traffic risk and road safety -- 9. Conclusion: Reflecting on theory and method, practice and policy
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
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject School children -- Transportation -- Africa, Southern
Political Science and International Relations
African Politics
African Culture
Children, Youth and Family Policy
Childhood, Adolescence and Society
Alt Author Porter, Gina
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