Fada

Fada❮PDF / Epub❯ ☆ Fada ✪ Author Adeline Masquelier – Bluevapours.co.uk Niger most often comes into the public eye as an example of deprivation and insecurity Urban centers have become concentrated areas of unemployment filled with young men trying against all odds to fin Niger most often comes into the public eye as an example of deprivation and insecurity Urban centers have become concentrated areas of unemployment filled with young men trying against all odds to find jobs and fill their time with meaningful occupations At the heart of Adeline Masuelier’s groundbreaking book is the Fada—a space where men gather to escape boredom by talking playing cards listening to music and drinking tea As a place in which new forms of sociability and belonging are forged outside the unattainable arena of work the Fada has become an integral part of Niger’s urban landscape By considering the Fada as a site of experimentation Masuelier offers a nuanced depiction of how young men in urban Niger engage in the uest for recognition and reinvent their own masculinity in the absence of conventional avenues to self realization In an era when fledgling and advanced economies alike are struggling to support meaningful forms of employment this book offers a timely glimpse into how to create spaces of stability respect and creativity in the face of diminished opportunities and precarity  .

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Hardcover  ☆ Fada PDF ✓
  • Hardcover
  • 264 pages
  • Fada
  • Adeline Masquelier
  • 07 August 2016
  • 9780226624204

10 thoughts on “Fada

  1. Cat says:

    I now know something about Niger and there are interesting if somewhat mirror world resonances between Nigerien youth precarity and the developing gig economy in the West and how Western millennials increasingly must make their livings Obviously the degree to which Nigerien youth experience disenfranchisement and poverty is much extreme than for most Westerners of the same age cohort

  2. Alek Sigley says:

    This ethnography elegantly examines the phenomenon of Nigerien fada—streetside associations of young men who sit around drinking tea lifting weights and listening to hip hop music Fada are used as a prism to reflect various anthropological themes including masculinity youth ethics politics urban life and embodiment

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