Hope Is Cut

Youth, Unemployment, and the Future in Urban Ethiopia

Daniel Mains
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PB: $31.95
EAN: 978-1-4399-0480-0
Publication: Jan 13

HC: $71.50
EAN: 978-1-4399-0479-4
Publication: Nov 11

Ebook: $31.95
EAN: 978-1-4399-0481-7
Publication: Nov 01

208 pages
6 x 9
2 maps

A detailed look at young men in urban Ethiopia that reveals the impact of economic development and globalization

Read an excerpt from the Introduction (pdf).

Table of Contents

Series Editors’ Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Youth, Hope, Stratification, and Time 1 The Historical and Cultural Roots of Unemployment and Stratification in Urban Ethiopia 2 Imagining Hopeful Futures through Khat and Film 3 “We Live Like Chickens; We Are Just Eating and Sleeping”: Progress, Education, and the Temporal Struggles of Young Men 4 Working toward Hope: Youth Unemployment, Occupational Status, and Values 5 Hopeful Exchanges: Reciprocity and Changing Dimensions of Urban Stratification 6 Spatial Fixes to Temporal Problems: Migration, Social Relationships, and Work Conclusion: Sustaining Hope in the Present and the Future notes references index

About the Author(s)

Daniel Mains is Wick Cary Assistant Professor of Honors at the University of Oklahoma.


In the Series

  • Global Youth edited by Craig Jeffrey and Jane Dyson

    The Global Youth Book Series, edited by Craig Jeffrey and Jane Dyson, comprises research-based studies of young people in the context of global social, political and economic change. The series brings together work that examines youth and aspects of global change within sociology, anthropology, development studies, geography, and educational studies. Our emphasis is on youth in areas of the world that are often excluded from mainstream discussions of young people, such as Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, but we also welcome studies from Western Europe and North America, and books that bridge the global north and global south.