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Social Im/mobilities in Africa

Ethnographic Approaches

Joel Noret (Redaktør)

Grounded in both theory and ethnography, this volume insists on taking social positionality seriously when accounting for Africa's current age of polarizing wealth. To this end, the book advocates a multidimensional view of African societies, in which social positions consist of a variety of intersecting social powers - or 'capitals' - including wealth, education, social relationships, religion, ethnicity, and others. Les mer
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Grounded in both theory and ethnography, this volume insists on taking social positionality seriously when accounting for Africa's current age of polarizing wealth. To this end, the book advocates a multidimensional view of African societies, in which social positions consist of a variety of intersecting social powers - or 'capitals' - including wealth, education, social relationships, religion, ethnicity, and others. Accordingly, the notion of social im/mobilities emphasizes the complexities of current changes, taking us beyond the prism of a one-dimensional social ladder, for social moves cannot always be apprehended through the binaries of 'gains' and 'losses'.

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Introduction: Theorizing Social Im/mobilities in Africa

Joel Noret



Chapter 1. Inequality from up Close: Qur'anic Students in Northern Nigeria Working as Domestics

Hannah Hoechner



Chapter 2. 'Born Free to Aspire?' An Ethnographic Study of Rural Youths' Aspirations in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Fawzia Mazanderani



Chapter 3. Great Expectations and Uncertain Futures: Education and Social Im/mobility in Niamey, Niger

Gabriella Koerling



Chapter 4. 'Precarious Prosperity?' Social Im/mobilities Among Young Entrepreneurs in Kampala

Laura Camfield and William Monteith



Chapter 5. 'Here Men Are Becoming Women and Women Men': Gender, Class, and Space in Maputo, Mozambique

Inge Tvedten, Arlindo Uate and Lizete Mangueleze



Chapter 6. The Dynamics of Inequality in the Congolese Copperbelt: A Discussion of Bourdieu's Theory of Social Space

Benjamin Rubbers



Chapter 7. Crisis, Work and the Meanings of Mobility on the Zimbabwean-South African Border

Maxim Bolt



Chapter 8. Domestic Dramas: Class, Taste and Home Decoration in Buea, Cameroon

Ben Page



Conclusion: A Multidimensional Approach to Social Positionality in Africa

Joel Noret



Appendix I: Sample characteristics

Appendix II: Summary of entrepreneurs' directions of social mobility



Index