Crafting a Better Future in Liberia. Hustling and Associational Life in Post-War Monrovia
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 3871692
Author(s) Kaufmann, Andrea
Author(s) at UniBasel Kaufmann, Andrea
Year 2017
Title Crafting a Better Future in Liberia. Hustling and Associational Life in Post-War Monrovia
Journal Tsantsa
Volume 22
Pages / Article-Number 37-46
Keywords associational life, urban, post-war, Monrovia, Liberia
Abstract Despite post-war reconstruction, Monrovia is an insecure, uncertain city. Many people are «hustling», an emic term for insecure income-generating activities. «Hustlers» are often part of associations. Associations strengthen identities, and form social relationships and solidarities. They fi ll the gap of war-aff ected social relationships, and contribute to social security, solidarity and integrate the marginalized. This article shows how social imaginaries serve as motor of change, and how associational life shapes social spaces as islands of certainty amidst uncertainty.
Publisher Schweizerische Ethnologische Gesellschaft
ISSN/ISBN 1420-7834
edoc-URL http://edoc.unibas.ch/55659/
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