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Charles Becker firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, November 16, 2012 X-Posted to: H-WEST-AFRICA@H-NET.MSU.EDU ASC Seminar Youth in 'waithood': Transitions and social change, 29 November ------------------ De: "Afrika Studie Centrum" <Asc@ascleiden.nl> Date: Vendredi, 16 novembre, 2012 12:50 pm ----------------- Invitation Seminar Youth in 'Waithood': Transitions and social change 29 November, 15.30-17.00 by Alcinda Honwana This seminar examines the lives of young people struggling with unemployment and sustainable livelihoods in the context of widespread social and economic crisis. Failed neo-liberal economic policies, bad governance and political instability have caused stable jobs to disappear but without jobs, young people cannot support themselves and their families. Most young Africans are living in ‘waithood’, a period of suspension between childhood and adulthood. This state of limbo is becoming pervasive and is gradually replacing conventional adulthood. Alcinda Honwana is currently a visiting professor at the Open University (OU) in the UK and was professor and chair in International Development and directed the International Development Centre (IDC) at the OU between 2005 and 2010. Before this, she worked for the Social Science Research Council in New York where she directed the Children and Armed Conflict Program and the Africa Program. She has also lectured in Anthropology in Maputo, Cape Town and New York, and has been a visiting professor of Anthropology at Columbia University and at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. For more details and registration, see our website. Location: Room 5A42 (5th floor), Pieter de la Courtgebouw, Faculty of Social Sciences, Wassenaarseweg 52, Leiden, a 5-minute walk from Leiden CS You are all very welcome!