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“My happiest time” or “my saddest time”? The spatial and generational construction of marriage among youth in rural Malawi and Lesotho (2017)
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Ansell, N., Hajdu, F., van Blerk, L., & Robson, E. (2018). “My happiest time” or “my saddest time”? The spatial and generational construction of marriage among youth in rural Malawi and Lesotho. Transactions - Institute of British Geographers, 43(2), 184-199. doi:10.1111/tran.12211

Marriage among African teenagers is currently a central focus of campaigns by UN agencies and international NGOs. Yet, marriage has received only limited attention from geographers and has largely escaped the attention of geographers of youth. In thi... Read More about “My happiest time” or “my saddest time”? The spatial and generational construction of marriage among youth in rural Malawi and Lesotho.

Fears for the future: the incommensurability of securitisation and in/securities among southern African youth (2017)
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Ansell, N., Hajdu, F., van Blerk, L., & Robson, E. (2017). Fears for the future: the incommensurability of securitisation and in/securities among southern African youth. Social & cultural geography, 20(4), 507-533. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2017.1344871

Over the past two decades, southern Africa has experienced both exceptionally high AIDS prevalence and recurrent food shortages. International institutions have responded to these challenges by framing them as security concerns that demand urgent int... Read More about Fears for the future: the incommensurability of securitisation and in/securities among southern African youth.

AIDS-affected young people's access to livelihood assets: Exploring 'new variant famine' in rural southern Africa (2016)
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Ansell, N., Hajdu, F., van Blerk, L., & Robson, E. (2016). AIDS-affected young people's access to livelihood assets: Exploring 'new variant famine' in rural southern Africa. Journal of rural studies, 46, (23-34). doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.05.008. ISSN 0743-0167

Southern Africa’s exceptionally high HIV prevalence and recurrent food crises prompted De Waal and Whiteside (2003) to hypothesise a 'new variant famine' (NVF) in which inability to access food is driven by the effects of AIDS. Among the tentative ex... Read More about AIDS-affected young people's access to livelihood assets: Exploring 'new variant famine' in rural southern Africa.

Reconceptualising temporality in young lives: exploring young people's current and future livelihoods in AIDS-affected southern Africa (2013)
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Ansell, N., Hajdu, F., van Blerk, L., & Robson, E. (2014). Reconceptualising temporality in young lives: exploring young people's current and future livelihoods in AIDS-affected southern Africa. Transactions - Institute of British Geographers, 39(3), 387-401. https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12041

In recent years, anxieties have been expressed that the impacts of southern Africa's AIDS pandemic on young people today will damage their future livelihood prospects. Geographers have been remarkably reluctant to explore young people's future liveli... Read More about Reconceptualising temporality in young lives: exploring young people's current and future livelihoods in AIDS-affected southern Africa.

Spaces, times, and critical moments: a relational time-space analysis of the impacts of AIDS on rural youth in Malawi and Lesotho (2011)
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Ansell, N., van Blerk, L., Hajdu, F., & Robson, E. (2011). Spaces, times, and critical moments: a relational time-space analysis of the impacts of AIDS on rural youth in Malawi and Lesotho. Environment & planning. A, 43(3), 525-544. doi:10.1068/a4363

Southern Africa's AIDS epidemic is profoundly spatially and temporally structured; so too are the lives of the young people whose families it blights. In this paper we draw on qualitative research with AIDS-affected young people in Malawi and Lesotho... Read More about Spaces, times, and critical moments: a relational time-space analysis of the impacts of AIDS on rural youth in Malawi and Lesotho.

Income-generating activities for young people in southern Africa: exploring AIDS and other constraints (2010)
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Hajdu, F., Ansell, N., Robson, E., Van Blerk, L., & Chipeta, L. (2011). Income-generating activities for young people in southern Africa: exploring AIDS and other constraints. The Geographical journal, 177(3), 251-263. doi:10.1111/j.1475-4959.2010.00381.x

This paper reports on a study with rural young people (aged 10-24 years) in Malawi and Lesotho, focusing on their opportunities to learn skills and access capital and assets to engage in income-generating activities (IGAs). Participatory group exerci... Read More about Income-generating activities for young people in southern Africa: exploring AIDS and other constraints.


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