Africa

Reflections by Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi on the nature of historical sources

“These issues of using these new applications are tempered by questions of sources yet again. How do we reinterpret these sources? Assemble them? Deal with the ever present question of mediation and the masking of local agency? The first and most immediate risk comes from the nature of...Read more

Leslie Green on narratives about Africa

"My PhD was on journalism and narratives of crisis and conflict in KwaZulu­Natal in the 1990s. I feel very strongly about the role of the media in generating responsive, responsible stories." Read more

2007. Langwick. "Devils, Parasites, and Fierce Needles Healing and the Politics of Translation in Southern Tanzania"

Abstract: “In Tanzania, the encounter between a traditional malady called degedege and the modern malady malaria is a fight to participate in the making of the bodies of women and children as well as the agents that afflict them. In their respective settings,...Read more

2016. Foster. "A Postapartheid Genome Genetic Ancestry Testing and Belonging in South Africa"

“This article examines a genetic ancestry testing program called the Living History Project (LHP) that was jointly organized by a nonprofit educational institute and a for-profit genealogy company in South Africa. It charts the precise mechanisms by which the LHP sought...Read more

2016. Shrum et al. "Has the Internet Reduced Friendship? Scientific Relationships in Ghana, Kenya, and India, 1994-2010"

" Has the Internet changed the pattern of social relations? More specifically, have social relations undergone any systematic change during the recent widespread diffusion of new communications technology? This question is addressed using a unique longitudinal survey that bookends...Read more

Workshop: "Contested Ecologies: Natures and States in the Global South"

In November 2011, Dr Lesley Green (UCT) brought together scholars from South America, Australia, Europe and Africa to discuss different ways of understanding ecology. At the workshop, entitled "Contested Ecologies: Natures and States in the Global South...Read more

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