Hustling for Rights: Political Engagements with Sand in Northern Kenya

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    In the arid and semi-arid lands of Northern Kenya, young people are struggling to establish sustainable livelihood strategies in a context of prolonged and more frequent drought periods. Such altered livelihood strategies often constitute novel ways of relating to the environment, and sometimes catalyse altered forms of environmental agency. To people belonging to sedentary pastoralist communities in Laikipia North, one of the few possible livelihood options, apart from livestock rearing, is the harvesting and selling of sand from communally owned sand deposits in dry riverbeds.

    The chapter discusses how a group of young people engage in negotiations regarding the management and use of sand. They call their way of operating ‘hustling’. Through an exploration of the empirical term ‘hustling’ and its use in relation to negotiations over sand management, I aim to shed light on young people’s experiences and conceptualizations of their political agency with regard to the environment.
    TitelWhat Politics? : Youth and Political Engagements in Africa
    RedaktørerElina Oinas, Henri Onodera, Suurpää Suurpää
    Antal sider17
    ISBN (Trykt)978-90-04-32244-8
    ISBN (Elektronisk)978-90-04-35636-8
    StatusUdgivet - 2017
    NavnYouth in a Globalizing World


    • ungdomskultur
    • international politik