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An Idle Mind is the Devil's Workshop: Fem unga människors syn på att vara ungdom i Kiberaslummen, Nairobi
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
An Idle Mind is the Devil's Workshop : Five young people's view on being a youth in the Kibera slum, Nairobi (English)
Abstract [sv]

Uppsatsens syfte är att undersöka hur ungdomars liv ser ut i Kiberaslummen, Nairobi, utifrån intervjuer med fem nyckelinformanter. Studien utgår från fyra huvudämnen; att vara ungdom, utbildning, att söka arbete och genus och könsroller. Dessa fyra huvudämnen är högst relevant för att förklara hur unga människors liv ser ut i Kibera. På grund av ungdomars socioekonomiska status har de begränsad tillgång till bland annat utbildning och arbete. Mina informanters syn på unga människor i Kibera har jag valt att knyta samman med en teori av Alcinda Honwana som kallas waithood, där unga människor hamnar i ett ”glapp” mellan childhood och adulthood

Abstract [en]

This thesis aims to explore how young people’s life is in the Kibera slum, Nairobi, seen from five key informant’s point of view. The study has four bigger subjects; being a youth, education, seeking for employment and gender/gender roles. These subjects are highly relevant to explain how young people’s life looks like in Kibera. Youths socioeconomically status limits their assets to education and employment, for example. I have tied my informants view on youths living in Kibera to a theory by Alcinda Honwana called waithood, which is a term for the “gap” some youths experience between childhood and adulthood. 

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2017.
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Ungdom, Kenya, Kibera, Utbildning, Arbetslöshet, Waithood.
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Social Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-134190ISRN: LIU-IKK/SANT-G-17/003-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-134190DiVA: diva2:1069386
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Social Anthopology
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