Archive for

August 2018

31

Aug

2019 African Critical Inquiry Workshop Award for the project “AFRICAN ETHNOGRAPHIES”

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The African Critical Inquiry Programme (ACIP) is pleased to announce that the 2019 ACIP workshop will be African Ethnographies. The project was proposed and will be organized by colleagues at the University of the Western Cape, Jung Ran Annachiara Forte (Lecturer, Department of Anthropology and Sociology) and Sakhumzi Mfecane (Associate Professor and Chair, Department of […]

31

Aug

AFRICAN MASCULINITIES

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Working Group on African Masculinities Workshop 15-17 August 2018, School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape with: Sakhumzi Mfecane (University of the Western Cape)   Mpumi Zungu (Human Sciences Research Council) Lwazi Lushaba (University of Cape Town) Gcobani Qambela (University of Johannesburg) Sibusiso Sifunda (Human Sciences Research Council) Lubabalo Mdedetyana (University of Pretoria) [...]

29

Aug

SEMINAR PROGRAMME – Second Semester 2018

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Department of Anthropology and Sociology University of the Western Cape Time: 1 pm - 2 pm Venue: Anthropology Lab, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, ground floor. 29 August Rachid Begg The Sport-Media-Cultural Complex: The Bobby Fischer Case Study 19 September Natasha Vally Doing Science and Technology Studies in Africa: a Feminist, Ethnographic Approach 26 September Sharyn Spicer [...]

29

Aug

NEW POST-GRADUATE MODULE IN ANIMAL STUDIES

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Animals and the Environment – Soc 739/Soc839 The department is excited to announce the launch of a new post-graduate module in animal studies (at both Honours SOC 739 and Masters SOC 839 levels) for the second semester in 2019. The module Animals and the Environment focuses on the relations between animals, environmental change and human cultural […]

20

Aug

Research on Men & Masculinities

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This research platform is dedicated to the study of men and masculinities in African settings. The key focus is understanding men’s experiences in society, their constructions of masculinity, and the socio-economic circumstances that they face. We are interested in understanding what it means to be a man in Africa today; how masculinities are lived, contested [...]

20

Aug

Popular Culture: Aesthetics & Politics

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Pop culture? Students often seem surprised when we introduce them to the focus of popular culture and global society in the third year course on contemporary cultural issues. They are not alone in this. Until recently scholars have been ambivalent about popular culture as a serious topic in the social sciences. Some doubted that conducting [...]

20

Aug

Human-Plant Interfaces

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Plants play a vital role in the survival and well-being of the living planet. Plants are everywhere and are fundamental for human life; yet, we little acknowledge their presence daily. Can plants be studied by anthropology as “beings”? What does a plant do, know and sense? In this research group we turn our attention more [...]

14

Aug

Weekly Departmental Seminars

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The department organises a weekly seminar every Wednesday at 1 pm where national and international scholars are invited to present their recent work.