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Life (and limb) in the fast-lane: disposable people as infrastructure in Kampala’s boda boda industry

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Motorcycle taxis, dubbed boda bodas, constitute a vital aspect of Kampala’s transportation infrastructure, yet the industry is perpetually precarious, threatened with wholesale eviction. Moreover, drivers’ lives and bodies are continually put at risk by the city’s traffic. Through a relational approach to ontology, this article asks how the boda boda industry comes into being and endures, what forms of vulnerability it entails, and what experiences, relations, and forms of urban life it produ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/21681392.2017.1317457

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SOGE
Subgroup:
Transport Studies Unit
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Critical African Studies Journal website
Volume:
9
Issue:
2
Pages:
192-209
Publication date:
2017-05-03
Acceptance date:
2016-08-21
DOI:
EISSN:
2040-7211
ISSN:
2168-1392
Pubs id:
pubs:966788
URN:
uri:4ae9f2d7-d38e-4170-92f6-a0e8209a26f9
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uuid:4ae9f2d7-d38e-4170-92f6-a0e8209a26f9
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pubs:966788

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