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Lotte Meinert

Well-faring Towards Uncertain Futures: A Comparative Perspective on Youth in Marginalised Positions

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The article explores how societal contexts create different possibilities for faring well towards the future for young marginalized people. Based on a comparative project including ethnographies from Brazil, Uganda, Georgia and Denmark the authors discuss well-faring as a time-oriented process based on individual as well as societal conditions. The article argues that in order to understand well-faring it is important to analyse how visions and strategies for the future are shaped in relation to local circumstances. Whether it is possible to envision the future as hopeless or hopeful, as concrete or abstract or as dependent on family or state is a ma er of context. Well-faring is thus neither an individual nor a state project but must be analysed in a double perspective as an interplay between the two.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAnthropology in Action
Vol/bind18
Nummer3
Sider (fra-til)45-56
Antal sider12
ISSN0967-201X
StatusUdgivet - 2011

Bibliografisk note

Special Issue: Welfare

    Forskningsområder

  • BRAZIL; DENMARK; FUTURE; GEORGIA; MARGINALIZATION; UGANDA; WELFARE; WELLFARING; YOUTH

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