Cadernos de Estudos Africanos n° 37 | 2019 : Working for better lives : Mobilities and trajectories of young people in West and Central Africa

After more than a decade of emphasizing African children’s and youth’s agencies, possibilities and creativities in more or less challenging social, political and economic environments (see Bordonaro & Carvalho, 2010; Christiansen, Utas, & Vigh, 2006; Honwana & de Boeck, 2005; Martin, Ungruhe, & Häberlein, 2016; Spittler & Bourdillon, 2012), other recent studies increasingly highlight the young people’s powerlessness, bleak presents and uncertain futures. Doing so, the image of an enduring social, political and economic exclusion is manifested in popular conceptualizations of “being stuck” (Sommers, 2012), “persistent marginalization” (Resnick & Thurlow, 2015) and probably most prominently in Alcinda Honwana’s (2012) conceptualization of “waithood” (see Dhillon & Yousef, 2009), all implicitly acknowledging the more than twenty year old observation of Africa’s “lost generation” (Cruise O’Brien, 1996). Seemingly affected by deficiencies of various kinds and hence often forced into all sorts of problematic or dangerous engagements in order to – socially or literally – survive, today’s young generation in African settings is widely portrayed to live lives “out of place” (see Invernizzi, Liebel, Milne, & Budde, 2017) and outside social norms. It is this shift back to conceptualizations of children and youth as social problem that this special dossier aims to scrutinize and to challenge.

Summary :

Dossier

Dossiê temático

Christian Ungruhe, Ute Röschenthaler et Mamadou Diawara

Introduction: Young people working for better lives in West and Central Africa

Isaiah Kunock Afu

Boko Haram Insurgency, Youth Mobility and Better Life in the Far North Region of Cameroon

Insurreição do Boko Haram, mobilidade juvenil e vida melhor na região do extremo norte dos Camarões

Christian Ungruhe

Beyond Agency’s Limits. “Street Children’s” Mobilities in Southern Ghana

Para além dos limites da agência. Mobilidade das “crianças de rua” no sul do Gana

Silke Oldenburg

Dead End? Young Mototaxi Drivers Between Being Stuck, Bridging Potholes and Building a Future in Goma, Eastern Congo

Beco sem saída? Jovens condutores de mototáxi entre ficarem parados, atravessarem buracos e construírem um futuro em Goma, leste do Congo

Youssouf Karambé

Le Parcours Professionnel des Jeunes au Mali vers l’Auto-entrepreneuriat

O percurso profissional dos jovens no Mali para o auto-empreendedorismo

Fodié Tandjigora

Le Non-retour des Étudiants Boursiers : Un cas inédit de l’immigration malienne en France

O não retorno dos estudantes bolseiros: Um caso inédito da imigração maliana em França

Moris Samen

« Rester c’est Vivre, Partir c’est Mourir ». Le regard des érudits bamiléké sur la migration des jeunes et ses causes aujourd’hui

Ficar é viver, partir é morrer”. O olhar dos eruditos bamileke sobre a migração dos jovens e as suas causas hoje

Susanne U. Schultz

Unfulfilled Expectations for Making a Better Life: Young Malian men coping with their post deportation adventures

Expectativas frustradas de alcançar uma vida melhor: Jovens malianos a lidar com as suas aventuras pós-deportação

Articles

Artigos

Natacha Bruna

Reflexões sobre o Modelo de Desenvolvimento Rural e Cooperação no Corredor de Nacala

Reflections on the model of rural development and cooperation in the Nacala Corridor

Gerard Horta

From Peripatetic Anthropology to the Ethnography of Roads and Motorisation in Africa

Da antropologia peripatética à etnografia das estradas e a motorização em África

Book reviews

Recensões

Kaian Lam

Manuel João Ramos. Of Hairy Kings and Saintly Slaves: An Ethiopian Travelogue (C. J. Tribe, Trans.). Canon Pyon: Sean Kingston. 2018. 214 pp. ISBN: 978-1-907774-19-5

Carlos Alberto Tello

Augustin Ramazani-Bishwende, Le Kivu Balkanisé. Miroir d’une Mondialisation Mafieuse. Paris: L’Harmattan. 2017. 58 pp. ISBN: 9782-2-343-11796-6

Cadernos de Estudos Africanos, 37 | 2019 :

https://journals.openedition.org/cea/3530



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RAFID (2020, 7 janvier). Cadernos de Estudos Africanos n° 37 | 2019 : Working for better lives : Mobilities and trajectories of young people in West and Central Africa. RAFID. Consulté le 25 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/t8e9

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