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Russel Kaschula on his book, Language, Identities and Intercultural Communication in South Africa

| , January 31st, 2022


Interview by Jennifer Cox https://www.routledge.com/Languages-Identities-and-Intercultural-Communication-in-South-Africa-and/Kaschula/p/book/9780367364359 Jennifer Cox: Your book fo…


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Protecting the Pandemic from the People: Perpetual Panic, Permanent Emergency

Maximilian C. Forte , December 26th, 2021


There are some suggestions that the Omicron variant could well end “the pandemic”. And that is a problem. It is a problem on two fronts. First, a variant that…


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The Enduring Urgency of Black Breath

Chelsea Horton , April 16th, 2021


Breath is a powerful material and spiritual force, a point not only of harm but also recovery. It can show us how Black people experience multiple convergences of…


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The Enduring Urgency of Black Breath

Chelsea Horton , April 16th, 2021


Breath is a powerful material and spiritual force, a point not only of harm but also recovery. It can show us how Black people experience multiple convergences of…


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The Enduring Urgency of Black Breath

Chelsea Horton , April 16th, 2021


Breath is a powerful material and spiritual force, a point not only of harm but also recovery. It can show us how Black people experience multiple convergences of…


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Lightning strikes, or how an object of global health is made by Megan Vaughan

Megan Vaughan , April 15th, 2021


When we were children my mother always told us there was nothing to fear from thunderstorms. But it was hard not to notice that she did so whilst…


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In the Journals – Incarceration, Rehabilitation, and Recidivism

allisontedesco , March 1st, 2021


Josh Shapiro: Fair Commutation Not Mass Incarceration by joepiette2 via creativecommons Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that are often siloed…


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#Academic Fictions: Cape Town through Time and Space: An Experimental Poem

Carolina Earle , February 23rd, 2021


Part 1: 1921 “Poison Tea, Colonial Imports”, by an Observer    “Them nasty Malays can make it work  months after you take it”, quotes Lady Duff G.: This,…


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Urban Acupuncture Design Theory: Researching New Development Practices in South Africa

Laurin Baumgardt , February 18th, 2021


Sometimes it only takes a “spark,” a “simple, focused intervention,” a “single stroke of genius,” or “the single prick of a needle” to release the flows and create…


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Covid-19 and the plight of youth living with HIV in South Africa

Millicent Atujuna , January 28th, 2021


Long before South Africa was hit by Covid-19, youth living with HIV identified stigma as one of the major challenges they face every day. In my ongoing qualitative…


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On unsolicited nostalgia and Tinder frustrations

Leah Junck , December 10th, 2020


‘I’ve been here before’ – the feeling of the present being firmly rooted in the past can be intense and disorienting. It is difficult to trace, like a…


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No questions asked: the rise of loan sharks in lockdown South Africa

Magnus Godvik Ekeland , December 7th, 2020


Flipping through my fieldnotes written back in the early days of the South African lockdown, it’s the stoicism of my research participants that strikes me. When president Cyril…


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The Ethnographer’s Catch 22

Magnus Godvik Ekeland , December 1st, 2020


  Did I hear a knock at my door? I stopped what I was doing, listening more attentively. South Africa had been on lockdown for over a week,…


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In the Journals – Policing and Discrimination

allisontedesco , October 5th, 2020


George Floyd protest signs at the Ottawa Courthouse by Janderson L. via wikimedia Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that are…


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Steve Black on his book, Speech and Song at the Margins of Global Health

| , September 14th, 2020


Interview by Yeon-Ju Bae https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/speech-and-song-at-the-margins-of-global-health/9780813597713 Yeon-Ju Bae: How did you become interested in the South African gospel ch…


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Convivial networks: how migrants cope with the pandemic in South Africa

Tamuka Chekero , September 14th, 2020


Stanley (not his real name) is among many Zimbabwean migrants who left their home country, escaping the economic downturn and political instability. In search of greener pastures, he…


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The Militarisation of the COVID-19 Response in South Africa (#WitnessingCorona)

Jenny Rosenberg , August 24th, 2020


Hide Press Release (4 Less Words) Susan Levine, Lenore Manderson   The imponderabilia of our COVID times As medical anthropologists well versed in the social grammar of infectious…


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In the Journals – Conflict and Captivity

allisontedesco , August 10th, 2020


POW release to UN authorities was the first step in repatriation. Here, communists turn over UN troops at the POW receiving center at Panmunjon, on the border of…


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In the Journals – Confinement and Mental Health

allisontedesco , July 27th, 2020


Cour des agitées by Amand Gautier via wikimedia Welcome back to In the Journals! This ongoing series aims to bridge conversations that are often siloed by discipline, geographical…


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Anchoring our days through the senses during South Africa’s lockdown

Joy Owen , July 20th, 2020


IWe had been in lockdown since 18th March 2020 when J.’s daycare closed for a break. A few days later, on 23rd March, South Africa’s President Ramaphosa announced…


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In the Journals – Prisons and Pandemics

allisontedesco , July 13th, 2020


Prisoners’ Round by Vincent Van Gogh via wikimedia Welcome back to In the Journals! My name is Ally, I am a graduate student beginning a Master’s in Anthropology at…


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Citizen surveillance and social media during South Africa’s lockdown

Tanja Bosch , July 1st, 2020


Surveillance has become a common concern in public debates, but it is usually associated with the power of tech corporations to surveil people through algorithms. In the book…


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When “Slow Violence” Collides with Visceral Hunger – COVID-19 and the Current and Future Food System of Cape Town, South Africa (#WitnessingCorona)

Jenny Rosenberg , June 29th, 2020


Hide Press Release (9 Less Words) Gareth Haysom African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town   The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated both the unsustainability and the fragility…


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Feminise the pandemic: Covid-19 and gender inequality in South Africa

Kgomotso Ramushu , June 25th, 2020


Like all countries around the world, South Africa is now dealing with the uncertainty of navigating in uncharted waters, as it moves from full lockdown to a gradual…


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