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Crafting a Better Future in Liberia. Hustling and Associational Life in Post-War Monrovia

Kaufmann, Andrea. (2017) Crafting a Better Future in Liberia. Hustling and Associational Life in Post-War Monrovia. Tsantsa, 22. pp. 37-46.

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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.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Ethnologie > Visuelle und politische Ethnologie (Förster)
UniBasel Contributors:Kaufmann, Andrea
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Schweizerische Ethnologische Gesellschaft
ISSN:1420-7834
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:24 Aug 2018 13:51
Deposited On:24 Aug 2018 13:51

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