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Predicting an Uncertain Infrastructure
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology. Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, Urban Dynamics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1855-965x
2013 (English)In: Embassy Newsletter – Economic and Promotional News from West Africa, Vol. winterArticle in journal, Editorial material (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

Recently, our research project ‘Infrastructure as Divination: Urban Life in the Postcolony’ received funding from the Swedish Research Council. This three-year project explores the often overlooked qualitative aspects of infrastructure, and focuses on how the inhabitants in the Nigerian city of Jos try to predict the comings and goings of the  infrastructure, as well as how they, through the infrastructure itself, try to predict the future of the city and the nation. Hence the word ‘divination’ in the title, which means ‘prediction,’ ‘prophecy,’ or ‘forecast.’

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Abuja: Embassy of Sweden Abuja , 2013. Vol. winter
Keywords [en]
Infrastructure, Nigeria, Anthropology
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Social Anthropology
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Cultural Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-351001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-351001DiVA, id: diva2:1206631
Available from: 2018-05-17 Created: 2018-05-17 Last updated: 2018-09-13Bibliographically approved

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