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Contents

Introduction: Theorizing Social Im/mobilities in Africa
Joël Noret

Chapter 1. Inequality from up Close: Qur’anic Students in Northern Nigeria Working as Domestics
Hannah Hoechner

Chapter 2. 'Born Free to Aspire?' An Ethnographic Study of Rural Youths’ Aspirations in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Fawzia Mazanderani

Chapter 3. Great Expectations and Uncertain Futures: Education and Social Im/mobility in Niamey, Niger
Gabriella Körling

Chapter 4. ‘Precarious Prosperity?’ Social Im/mobilities Among Young Entrepreneurs in Kampala
Laura Camfield and William Monteith

Chapter 5. ‘Here Men Are Becoming Women and Women Men’: Gender, Class, and Space in Maputo, Mozambique
Inge Tvedten, Arlindo Uate and Lizete Mangueleze

Chapter 6. The Dynamics of Inequality in the Congolese Copperbelt: A Discussion of Bourdieu’s Theory of Social Space
Benjamin Rubbers

Chapter 7. Crisis, Work and the Meanings of Mobility on the Zimbabwean-South African Border
Maxim Bolt

Chapter 8. Domestic Dramas: Class, Taste and Home Decoration in Buea, Cameroon
Ben Page

Conclusion: A Multidimensional Approach to Social Positionality in Africa
Joël Noret

Appendix I: Sample characteristics
Appendix II: Summary of entrepreneurs’ directions of social mobility

Index

Social Im/mobilities in Africa

Ethnographic Approaches

Edited by Joël Noret

236 pages, 2 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-485-8 Hb Published (November 2019)

eISBN 978-1-78920-486-5 eBook