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Times of Continuity and Development : Visions of the Future among Agro-Pastoral Children and Young People in Southern Ethiopia

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Maurus, Sabrina:
Times of Continuity and Development : Visions of the Future among Agro-Pastoral Children and Young People in Southern Ethiopia.
In: AnthropoChildren. (2016) Issue 6 . - pp. 1-14.
ISSN 2034-8517

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Abstract in another language

This article explores how children and young people from agro-pastoral societies in southern Ethiopia imagine their future. Children and young people who have not been going to school, as well as students in rural and urban areas, imagine their future differently. Their visions of the future can be located on a continuum between a future life as agro-pastoralists on the one end, and life in town with a job as an employee on the other. Where a person’s vision is located on this continuum depends on the influences he or she has experienced from school and town life. My analysis shows how, through the influence of schooling, young people’s concept of time shifts from a cyclical one, concentrated on the reproduction of the social world, towards a linear one, focused on personal and “national” development.

Abstract in another language

Temps continu et développement. Visions du futur chez les enfants et les jeunes agro-pasteurs du Sud-éthiopien.Cet article explore la manière dont des enfants et des jeunes, originaires de sociétés agro-pastorales du sud de l’Ethiopie, imaginent leur avenir. Les enfants et les jeunes qui ne sont pas allés à l’école, comme les étudiants de milieu urbain et rural, l’imaginent différemment. Leur représentation de l’avenir se situe le long d’un continuum entre la vie agro-pastorale d’un côté et la vie en ville de l’autre, avec un poste d’employé à la clé. La place de l’imagination d’une personne donnée dépend de l’expérience scolaire et urbaine préalables. Mon analyse montre qu’à travers l’influence de l’école, la perception du temps par les élèves passe d’une conception cyclique, focalisée sur la reproduction du monde social, à une conception linéaire, focalisée sur le développement à la fois personnel et « national ».

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Pastoralism; childhood; youth; students; education; school; future; time; Ethiopia; Pastoralisme ; enfance ; jeunesse ; étudiants ; éducation ; école ; future ; temps ; Ethiopie; Pastoralismo; infancia; juventud; estudiantes; educación; escuela; futuro; tiempo;
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Social Anthropology > Chair Social Anthropology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erdmute Alber
Graduate Schools > BIGSAS
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Social Anthropology
Graduate Schools
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
300 Social sciences > 370 Education
900 History and geography
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 06:29
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2018 06:29
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/46117