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The Resource Hope is cut : youth, unemployment, and the future in urban Ethiopia, Daniel Mains

Hope is cut : youth, unemployment, and the future in urban Ethiopia, Daniel Mains

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Hope is cut : youth, unemployment, and the future in urban Ethiopia
Title
Hope is cut
Title remainder
youth, unemployment, and the future in urban Ethiopia
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Mains
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How do ambitious young men grapple with an unemployment rate in urban Ethiopia hovering around fifty percent? Urban, educated, and unemployed young men have been the primary force behind the recent unrest and revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East. Daniel Mains' detailed and moving ethnographic study, Hope is Cut, examines young men's struggles to retain hope for the future in the midst of economic uncertainty and cultural globalization. Through a close ethnographic examination of young men's day-to-day lives & nbsp;Hope is Cut explores the construction of optimism through activities like formal schooling, the consumption of international films, and the use of khat, a mild stimulant. Mains also provides a consideration of social theories concerning space, time, and capitalism. Young men here experience unemployment as a problem of time--they often congregate on street corners, joking that the only change in their lives is the sun rising and setting. Mains addresses these factors and the importance of reciprocity and international migration as a means of overcoming the barriers to attaining aspirations."--Publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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1975-
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Mains, Daniel
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Global youth
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  • Urban youth
  • Urban youth
  • Urban youth
  • Ethiopia
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Economic history
  • Urban youth
  • Urban youth
  • Urban youth
  • Ethiopia
  • Jugend
  • Politik
  • Soziale Situation
  • Wirtschaftliche Lage
  • Äthiopien
Label
Hope is cut : youth, unemployment, and the future in urban Ethiopia, Daniel Mains
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The historical and cultural roots of unemployment and stratification in urban Ethiopia -- Imagining hopeful futures through khat and film -- "We live like chickens: we are just eating and sleeping": progress, education, and the temporal struggles of young men -- Working toward hope: youth unemployment, occupational status, and values -- Hopeful exchanges: reciprocity and changing dimensions of urban stratification -- Spatial fixes to temporal problems: migration, social relationships, and work -- Conclusion: sustaining hope in the present and the future
Control code
ocn763161178
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 193 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439904800
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt14012v4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763161178
Label
Hope is cut : youth, unemployment, and the future in urban Ethiopia, Daniel Mains
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The historical and cultural roots of unemployment and stratification in urban Ethiopia -- Imagining hopeful futures through khat and film -- "We live like chickens: we are just eating and sleeping": progress, education, and the temporal struggles of young men -- Working toward hope: youth unemployment, occupational status, and values -- Hopeful exchanges: reciprocity and changing dimensions of urban stratification -- Spatial fixes to temporal problems: migration, social relationships, and work -- Conclusion: sustaining hope in the present and the future
Control code
ocn763161178
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 193 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781439904800
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt14012v4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763161178

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