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Adolescents and leisure: the case of Makurumla Kagera, Dar es Salaam

Kissling, Franziska and Pfeiffer, Constanze and Obrist, Brigit. (2014) Adolescents and leisure: the case of Makurumla Kagera, Dar es Salaam. Tanzanian journal of population studies and development, 21 (2). pp. 23-40.

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Abstract

Adolescents are a rapidly growing group in Tanzania. One out of five Tanzanians are below the age of 19, and a specific concern is their sexual and reproductive health. Although adolescent issues are now featuring high up on the agenda of policy makers and practitioners, little is known about the interactions between adolescents in Tanzania, especially with regard to leisure activities. This article presents findings from a research into social interactions between females and males aged between 15-19 years. The research was conducted in leisure places in the urban neighbourhood of Makurumla Kagera, located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Using a qualitative approach, a total of 20 adolescents were interviewed in a semi-structured style. Findings indicate that leisure places and adolescents’ representations are a controversial topic of discussion in Makurumla Kagera, especially with regard to appropriate female behaviour. This is not merely between generations, but also within the generation itself. A complex mosaic of attitudes and opinions about leisure places and related gender-based representations of adolescents can be observed.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Ethnologie
04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Ethnologie > Medizinethnologie (Obrist )
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Society, Gender and Health > Medical Anthropology (Obrist)
UniBasel Contributors:Obrist van Eeuwijk, Brigit and Pfeiffer, Constanze D.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:University of Dar es Saalaam, Tanzania
ISSN:0856-0226
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:02 Feb 2018 09:24
Deposited On:02 Feb 2018 09:24

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