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Hobbs, April Geography 1101-Trauger EXTRA CREDIT Geographies of Post-Conflict Work in Kabul, Afghanistan In the city of Kabul, there are over 30 different ethnic groups in which there are two major groups: The Citizens of Sovereignty and the Citizens of Exception. These are the specific groups in which Jennifer Fluin, of Dartmouth University focused on during her three site visits in Kabul. She found that the cost of living in Afghanistan was even more than living New York! The average cost of living in Afghanistan is approximately 40-50,000 dollars per month, and the Afghan salaries are 15-30,000 dollars per month without tax. The security in Afghan reminds me of the racial discrimination experienced in the United States in the early 20 th century. The internationals seem to receive more respect and trust from the government than the actual Afghans. They actually have separate places for the Afghans to congregate. Dressing like European Americans gave the
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Unformatted text preview: Afghans a greater advantage to be respected by security/government, but not fully. Also, being with a European American also increased the Afghans advantages. A lot of the hotels, restaurants, etc. are intended for the internationals and not the locals. This can be seen by the expensive prices such as a hotel for about 250 dollars per night. Many of the Afghans have limited access to electricity, phone, water, internet, and more as a result of low income and high cost of living. People usually travel by bicycle, bus, or even taxi (if they have a good job). The presentation by Jennifer Fluin really enlightened me about many aspects of Afghanistan that would have never crossed my mind. I would love to learn more about her findings in Kabul if an opportunity arises. Hobbs, April Geography 1101-Trauger EXTRA CREDIT...
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