To what extent is the ‘hustle economy’ (Thieme 2017) a temporary form of economic survivalism or generative model of urban economy?

To what extent is the ‘hustle economy’ (Thieme 2017) a temporary form of economic survivalism or generative model of urban economy?
– Definition of the ‘hustle economy’ as a form of economic survivalism or generative model in urban contexts
– Overview of its prevalence and impact on urban economies globally

Temporary form of economic survivalism:
– Explanation of how individuals turn to hustling out of necessity for survival
– Examples from African countries where high unemployment rates push people into the hustle economy
– Discussion on how the hustle economy may not provide long-term stability or security

Generative model of urban economy:
– Exploration of how the hustle economy can be seen as a creative and adaptive response to economic challenges
– Case studies showing how hustling has led to innovation and entrepreneurship in African cities
– Discussion on the potential for the hustle economy to contribute positively to overall economic growth

Critiques and challenges:
– Analysis of the downsides of relying on hustling as a primary source of income
– Consideration of issues such as lack of regulation, exploitation, and limited opportunities for scaling up businesses
– Examination of structural barriers that prevent individuals from transitioning out of the hustle economy

– Recapitulation of key points regarding the temporary nature and generative potential of the hustle economy
– Argument for a balanced approach that recognizes both the challenges and opportunities presented by this economic model
– Final thoughts on the implications for African economies and recommendations for policymakers

Required readings:
– Thieme, T.A. (2017) ‘The Hustle Economy’, Progress in Human Geography, 42(4), pp. 529–548. doi:10.1177/0309132517690039.
– Racial Capitalism and the Crisis of Black Masculinity by Jordanna Matlon
– Chen, M., S. Roever, and C. Skinner (2016) Editorial: Urban Livelihoods: Reframing Theory and Policy, Environment and Urbanization, 28 (2016), 1–12
– Breman, J. & van der Linden, M. (2014) Informalizing the Economy: The Return of the Social Question at a Global Level, Development and Change 45(5): 920–940

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