Cultural Politics of Love and Provision among Poor Youth in Urban Tanzania

@inproceedings{Stark2017CulturalPO,
  title={Cultural Politics of Love and Provision among Poor Youth in Urban Tanzania},
  author={Laura L. Stark},
  year={2017}
}
ABSTRACTThis article examines how urban youth in the poorest neighbourhoods of Dar es Salaam negotiate the terms of transactional intimacy, that is, heterosexual relations in which men are expected to provide for women materially. Using the concept of ‘affect’, I argue that this negotiation involves different levels of male providership, as well as moral values attached to notions of ‘true love’ and the Swahili concept of tamaa. Poor men and women view their agency differently within… CONTINUE READING

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