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Cities of Youth: Post-Millennial Cases of Mobility and Sociality

Presenter:    Professor Karen Tranberg Hansen
Date:              Monday, 20 May 2013, 12:40 for 1pm – to 2pm
Venue:          CSSR seminar room (room 429), fourth flour, Leslie Social Science Building, UCT Upper Campus

With a focus on cities in eastern and southern Africa, this paper draws on recent scholarship to analyse pathways for, and challenges to, greater social mobility for youth against the background of economic, political, and spatial processes that are affecting urban livelihoods in the region, facilitating or hindering youth social mobility. The paper describes several forms of sociality that brings young women and men together around religion, music, and recreation, including sex. The solidarities and networks that result from such interactions help young people situate themselves in relation to others at the present and in relationship to the future, shaping the urban dynamic in the process

To attend,  or call Bee Williams on 021 689 5404 by Friday, 17 May, for catering purposes.

View the Youth Seminar programme for 2013, first semester.

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