Tag Archives: Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology

Moral responsibility, accountability and maternal death in Central Africa: a historical approach (1 November)

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Prof Megan Vaughan, Smuts Professor of Commonwealth History, Cambridge Date: Thursday, 1 November 2012 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue: 4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 401 Contact person: Elizabeth Hector, ehector@sun.ac.za or 021 808 9286.

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Lecture: Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology (25 October)

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Milandré van Wyk, Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) Title: IBM Incorporated: An exploration of an Egyptian work ethic as constructed by South African expatriates working in Cairo Date: Thursday, 25 October 2012 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue: 4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 401 Contact […]

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Seminar: the curious state of public sociology (11 October)

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Prof Jimi Adesina, UWC Date: Thursday, 11 October 2012 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue: 4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 401 Contact person: Elizabeth Hector, ehector@sun.ac.za or 021 808 9286.

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Guest lecture: Masculinity without Tradition (4 October)

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Kopano Ratele, Medical Research Council and UNISA Theme: Masculinity without Tradition Date: Thursday, 4 October 2012 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue: 4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 401 Contact person: Elizabeth Hector, ehector@sun.ac.za or 021 808 9286.

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You don’t do fieldwork, fieldwork does you: Seminar (27 September)

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Gabby Kelly, M student, Department Sociology and Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch University Topic: You don’t do fieldwork, fieldwork does you: Navigating the practical and ethical realities of fieldwork as a student researcher Date: Thursday, 27 September 2012 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue: 4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 401 Contact person: […]

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Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology Seminar: 20 September

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Prof Kees van der Waal, Professor of Social Antropology, Stellenbosch University Topic: Creolisation and Purity: The Contested Social and Symbolic Lives of Afrikaans Date: Thursday, 20 September 2012 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue: 4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 401 Contact person: Elizabeth Hector, ehector@sun.ac.za or 021 808 9286.

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Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology Seminar: 6 September

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology Topic: Language, identity negotiations and the anatomy of social space: Preliminary comments on Zimbabwean migrants in Johannesburg Speaker: Gugu Siziba, Stellenbosch University Date: Thursday, 6 September 2012 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue: 4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 401 Contact person: Elizabeth Hector, ehector@sun.ac.za or 021 808 9286.

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Sociology and Social Anthropology Seminar: 30 August

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Mark Hunter, University of Toronto Topic: Circuits of Schooling and the Production of Urban Space: the Family, Education and Symbolic Struggles after Apartheid. Date: Thursday, 30 August 2012 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue: 4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 401 Contact person: Elizabeth Hector, ehector@sun.ac.za or 021 808 9286.

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The legal vs the political avenue: does it really matter for those who seek justice? Experiences from the Khulumani Support Group (23 August)

Department Sociology and Social Anthropology Speaker: Rita Kesselring, University of Basel Date: Thursday, 23 August 2012 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue: 4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 401 Contact person: Elizabeth Hector, ehector@sun.ac.za or (021 808 9286).

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“Masculinity and visuality: being a blind man in a sighted world.”

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology presents: “Mascuilinty and visuality: being a blind man in a sighted world.” Speaker: Kharnita Mohamed, Medical Research Council Date: Thursday, 16 August 2012 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue: 4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 401 Contact person: Elizabeth Hector, ehector@sun.ac.za or 021 808 9286.

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Department Sociology and Social Anthropology

Speaker: Joshua Walker, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago Title: “Aspiring Gifts and “Real” Wealth: The Symbolic and Material Logics of Mbujimayi’s Diamond Trade (Democratic Republic of Congo)” Date:  Thursday, 11 August 2011 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue:  4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 403 Contact person: Cyrildene Fortuin, cfortuin@sun.ac.za or  (021 808 2417)

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Seminar: Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology

Speaker: Prof Catherine Besteman, Department of Anthropology, Colby College Title: “Transforming Cape Town” Date:  Thursday, 30 June 2011 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue:  4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 403 Contact person: Cyrildene Fortuin, cfortuin@sun.ac.za or  tel:021 808 2417.

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Seminar: Department Sociology and Social Anthropology

Speaker: Dr Thomas M Blaser, Post-doctorate Fellow, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Stellenbosch University Title: After nationalism: Afrikaner narratives of the self Date:  Thursday, 12 May 2011 Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue:  4th Floor, Arts and Social Sciences Building, Room 403 Contact person: Cyrildene Fortuin, cfortuin@sun.ac.za or  (021 808 2417)

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International conference on Governing Cities in Africa

The independent nations of sub-Saharan Africa have not had a happy childhood. During the last forty years, one calamity after another has flooded across the continent: collapsing commodity prices, colonial wars, Cold War interference, local political megalomania and AIDS. Accordingly, most cities in sub-Saharan Africa are experiencing massive urbanisation streams, widespread informality and poverty in […]

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Seminar at Department Sociology and Social Anthropology

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology presents a seminar with Hylton White as speaker. The title is “Ethnicity, Uncertainty, and the Limits of the Personal-Political” Date: 20 August 09 Time: 13:00 Venue: Arts Building, fourth floor, room 401 Contact Cyrildine Fortuin at tel 021 808-2417 or via e-mail at cfortuin@sun.ac.za for more information

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