Localities and sites of youth agency in Lusaka

Karen Tranberg Hansen*

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Lusaka, Zambia's physically scattered and socioeconomically divided capital, presents itself to a first-time visitor with the visual props of development driven by neoliberal investment, in the form of several new shopping malls. The capital's religious topography is particularly striking, with the recent completion of a Catholic cathedral and the Cathedral of Faith of the Pentecostal Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.1 But most visible are billboards about the "killer disease," HIV/AIDS. Indeed, in the name of development, HIV/AIDS is the main focus of NGO activity in Zambia, including in most matters pertaining to young people.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationYouth and the City in the Global South
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9780253351098
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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