Changing Childhoods, Places and Work: the everyday politics of learning-by-doing in the urban weaving economy in Ethiopia

PhD student
Faculty
International Institute of Social Studies
University
Erasmus University
Professor
Faculty
International Institute of Social Studies
University
Erasmus University
Promotor
Faculty
International Institute of Social Studies
University
Erasmus University
Promotor
Faculty
International Institute of Social Studies
University
Erasmus University
Co-promotor
Faculty
International Institute of Social Studies
University
Erasmus University
Professor
University
Brunel University London
Professor
University
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Professor
University
VU Amsterdam
Professor
Faculty
International Institute of Social Studies
University
Erasmus University
Assistant professor
Faculty
Faculty / School
University
Erasmus University
Organisation
International Institute of Social Studies
Start date

Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019, 10:00

End date

Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019, 11:30

Room
Aula B
Location
International Institute of Social Studies
Fasil Taye - portrait

On 20 February 2019, ISS PhD student Fasil Nigussie Taye will defend his thesis entitled 'Changing Childhoods, Places and Work: the everyday politics of learning-by-doing in the urban weaving economy in Ethiopia'. In his thesis aims to capture the inter-generational and gendered dynamics of work in particular geographies and to demonstrate changing childhoods in a development context.

Fasil Nigussie Taye's thesis brings political economy and socio-cultural approaches into dialogue with each other, bounded together with the relational concept of ‘place’. Children’s involvement in weaving is more of a sociological and cultural phenomenon than a social problem.

In this regard, the thesis looks at the lived experiences of several generations of Gamo weavers as proof of how engagement in weaving at a particular life-phase of childhood (early adolescence) is relevant to cultivating superior weaving skills.

The Public Defence will take place on Wednesday 20 February 2019. The ceremony will begin promptly at 10.00 hrs in Aula B of the ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague. The doors will be closed after the start of the Public Defence, but will be briefly opened after the candidate’s introduction to allow latecomers to enter.

The ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Atrium of the ISS

Professors are invited to join the academic procession.

More information

This Public Defence may broadcast on ISS livestream. If so, you will be able to watch the Public Defence live at www.iss.nl/live and later on on the ISS YouTube channel.