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The Resource Negotiating the livelihoods of children and youth in Africa's urban spaces : Négocier pour sa vie : les enfants et les jeunes dans les espaces urbains de l'Afrique, edited by Michael F.C. Bourdillon with Ali Sangare, (electronic resource)

Negotiating the livelihoods of children and youth in Africa's urban spaces : Négocier pour sa vie : les enfants et les jeunes dans les espaces urbains de l'Afrique, edited by Michael F.C. Bourdillon with Ali Sangare, (electronic resource)

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Negotiating the livelihoods of children and youth in Africa's urban spaces : Négocier pour sa vie : les enfants et les jeunes dans les espaces urbains de l'Afrique
Title
Negotiating the livelihoods of children and youth in Africa's urban spaces
Title remainder
Négocier pour sa vie : les enfants et les jeunes dans les espaces urbains de l'Afrique
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael F.C. Bourdillon with Ali Sangare
Title variation
Négocier pour sa vie
Title variation remainder
les enfants et les jeunes dans les espaces urbains de l'Afrique
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
This book deals with problems facing children and youth in African cities today. African populations have high growth rates and, consequently, relatively high proportions of young people. Population growth in rural areas has stretched resources leading to urban migration and a rapid growth of cities. Economies have not grown apace with the population; and in some countries, economies have even shrunk. The result is a severe lack of resources in cities to meet the needs of the growing populations, shown in high unemployment, inadequate housing, poor services, and often extreme poverty. All the essays in this book draw attention to such urban environments, in which children and youth have to live and survive. The title of this book speaks of negotiating livelihoods. The concept of 'livelihood' has been adopted to incorporate the social and physical environment together with people's responses to it. It considers not only material, but also human and social resources, including local knowledge and understanding. It, thus, considers the material means for living in a broader context of social and cultural interpretation. It, therefore, does not deal only with material and economic existence, but also with leisure activities, entertainments and other social forms of life developed by young people in response to the dictates of the environment. The book contains country-specific case studies of the problems faced by youths in many African cities, how they develop means to solve them, and the various creative ways through which they improve their status, both economically and socially, in the different urban spaces. It recognizes the potentials of young people in taking control of their lives within the constraints imposed upon them by the society. This book is a valuable contribution to the field of child and youth development, and a useful tool for parents, teachers, academics, researchers as well as government and non government development agencies
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Dewey number
331.31096
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English and French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Bourdillon, M. F. C
  • Sangaré, Ali
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CODESRIA book series
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  • Child labor
  • Children
  • Youth
  • Youth
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Negotiating the livelihoods of children and youth in Africa's urban spaces : Négocier pour sa vie : les enfants et les jeunes dans les espaces urbains de l'Afrique, edited by Michael F.C. Bourdillon with Ali Sangare, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction / Michael F.C. Bourdillon -- Chômage et conditions d'existence des jeunes de la ville de Ouagadougou / Ali Sangaré -- Familles en survie dans un espace défavorisé à Ouagadougou / Marie-Thérèse Arcens Somé -- Villes et créativité des enfants et des jeunes au Cameroun / Jean-Marcellin Manga -- The representations of unaccompanied working migrant male children negotiating for livelihoods in a South African border town / Stanford Taonatose Mahati -- Scavenging by minors at Huruma garbage dumpsite: the children's story / Josephine Atieno Ochieng' -- Les jeunes commerc̦ants handicapés moteurs dans la négociation de la vie entre Brazzaville et Kinshasa (1970-2009) / Jean Félix Yokoka -- Youths' poverty and livelihood strategies in Fegge, Onitsha Urban Local Government Area, Nigeria / Peter Ezeah -- Hunting and gathering by children and youths in Owerri Urban, Nigeria: negotiating dietary supplements / Okechi Dominic Azuwike -- Youth livelihoods and karaoke work in Kampala's nightlife spaces / Joseph Wasswa-Matovu -- Patronage of local cinema halls among urban youths in Ado Ekiti, southwest Nigeria / Babatunde Joshua Omotosho -- Dynamique urbaine et nouvelles formes de négociation de l'existence sociale: les jeunes et les 'grins de thé' dans la ville de Ouagadougou / Ollo Pépin Hien -- The value of socialization in negotiating livelihoods among the youth: a case of Bugembe Youth Group in Uganda / Tabitha Naisiko -- La 'prostitution alimentaire' juvénile à Yaoundé / Achille Pinghane Yonta -- The trajectories of survival of the Mungiki youth in Nairobi / Susan M. Kilonzo
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ocn818234256
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1 online resource (viii, 245 pages)
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online
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9782869785410
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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remote
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(OCoLC)818234256
Label
Negotiating the livelihoods of children and youth in Africa's urban spaces : Négocier pour sa vie : les enfants et les jeunes dans les espaces urbains de l'Afrique, edited by Michael F.C. Bourdillon with Ali Sangare, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction / Michael F.C. Bourdillon -- Chômage et conditions d'existence des jeunes de la ville de Ouagadougou / Ali Sangaré -- Familles en survie dans un espace défavorisé à Ouagadougou / Marie-Thérèse Arcens Somé -- Villes et créativité des enfants et des jeunes au Cameroun / Jean-Marcellin Manga -- The representations of unaccompanied working migrant male children negotiating for livelihoods in a South African border town / Stanford Taonatose Mahati -- Scavenging by minors at Huruma garbage dumpsite: the children's story / Josephine Atieno Ochieng' -- Les jeunes commerc̦ants handicapés moteurs dans la négociation de la vie entre Brazzaville et Kinshasa (1970-2009) / Jean Félix Yokoka -- Youths' poverty and livelihood strategies in Fegge, Onitsha Urban Local Government Area, Nigeria / Peter Ezeah -- Hunting and gathering by children and youths in Owerri Urban, Nigeria: negotiating dietary supplements / Okechi Dominic Azuwike -- Youth livelihoods and karaoke work in Kampala's nightlife spaces / Joseph Wasswa-Matovu -- Patronage of local cinema halls among urban youths in Ado Ekiti, southwest Nigeria / Babatunde Joshua Omotosho -- Dynamique urbaine et nouvelles formes de négociation de l'existence sociale: les jeunes et les 'grins de thé' dans la ville de Ouagadougou / Ollo Pépin Hien -- The value of socialization in negotiating livelihoods among the youth: a case of Bugembe Youth Group in Uganda / Tabitha Naisiko -- La 'prostitution alimentaire' juvénile à Yaoundé / Achille Pinghane Yonta -- The trajectories of survival of the Mungiki youth in Nairobi / Susan M. Kilonzo
Control code
ocn818234256
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 245 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9782869785410
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818234256

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