Dealing with Elusive Futures. University Graduates in Urban Africa.
Edited Book (Herausgeber eines eigenständigen Buches)
ID 4248798
Editor(s) Steuer, Noemi; Engeler, Michelle; Macamo, Elisio
Editor(s) at UniBasel Fuchs, Andrea
Steuer, Noemi
Engeler, Michelle
Macamo, Elisio
Year 2017
Title Dealing with Elusive Futures. University Graduates in Urban Africa.
Publisher Transcript Verlag
Place of publication Bielefeld
ISSN/ISBN 978-3-8376-3949-0
Keywords Future, Africa, Youth, University, Uncertainty, Education, Social Anthropology, Educational Research
The time to come – as well as the exploration thereof – remains elusive for social actors
and social scientists alike. The contributors accept the challenge to depict young men
and women's future-creating activities in urban contexts of sub-Saharan Africa. Very
consciously, they study young graduates having obtained a university degree and
provide a vivid picture of their strategies to socially grow older by doing adulthood in
contexts of great uncertainty. The examples include Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ethiopia,
Mali and Tanzania, visually enriched through pictures taken by young Malian
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