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The bridge, insurance and the fund: Building uncertain city futures in Dar es Salaam

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Drawing upon eighteen months of fieldwork between 2016 and 2018, this thesis provides an ethnographic account of culturally mediated and materially founded emergent forms of urban life in Dar es Salaam. The fieldwork was mainly conducted in close proximity to two ‘field sites’: the Nyerere Bridge, popularly known as the Kigamboni Bridge; and East Africa’s largest pension fund, a parastatal pay-as-you-go pension scheme whose investments financed the building of the bridge together with the ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Role:
Author

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Supervisor
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Role:
Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-9448-2674
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Name:
St. Cross College, University of Oxford
Funder identifier:
http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/100010360
Programme:
Academic Travel and Research Grant
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Name:
Economic Social and Research Council
Programme:
DTC Studentship +3 full award maintenance and fees, Migration pathway
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Name:
Funds for Women Graduates
Programme:
Emergency Grant
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Name:
The Radcliffe-Brown and Firth Trust Funds for Social Anthropological Research
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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