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Book Lunch : ‘The Art of Life in South Africa’ by Daniel Magaziner
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Book Lunch with Daniel Magaziner (Yale University)   Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2017 Title: 'The Art of Life in South Africa' Time: 12h30-14h30 Venue: Huma Seminar Room, Neville Alexander Building, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town Book Abstract From 1952 to 1981, South Africa’s apartheid government ran a school for the training of African art teachers at Indaleni. The Art of Life in South Africa is about the students, teachers, art, ideas

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“Engraving the World: Rupestrian Art and Migration in South and Central Africa”
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 Seminar with Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz DATE: Thursday, 11 August 2016  TIME: 13:00 – 14:30 “Engraving the World: Rupestrian Art and Migration in South and Central Africa” The lecture will focus on agency in Kongo society, exploring a complex state of social development in which legal, political, religious and visual systems motivate responses to and interpretations of Kongo cultural principles in the Atlantic world. Martinez-Ruiz will argue

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“Will marriage normalise queers, or will queers radicalise marriage?” : Same-sex marriage in South Africa
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Seminar with Lwando Scott (Sociology, UCT)   Date: Thursday, 4 August 2016 “Will marriage normalise queers, or will queers radicalise marriage?”[1] : Same-sex marriage in South Africa Time: 13h00 Abstract This paper is part of an in-progress PhD research project. Using queer theory as a lens this paper examines same-sex marriage in South Africa. The central question that underpins this research project and this paper is why do same-sex couples

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‘Gender Refugees’ and the South African Asylum Regime – ‘There is no Queue for Gender Change’
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Seminar with B Camminga (Huma)   Date: Thursday, 25 August 2016 Title: ‘Gender Refugees’ and the South African Asylum Regime - ‘There is no Queue for Gender Change’ Time: 13h00   Abstract South Africa is unique on the African continent in relation to refugee regimes in that it is the only country that recognises and constitutionally protects transgender refugees/asylum seekers. In light of this, in recent years, it has seen a marked

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“Institutions in motion: revisiting ‘development’ in postcolonial Africa”
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 presented by Sara Berry (Johns Hopkins University) Time: 13h00-14h30 Venue: HUMA Seminar Room, 4th Floor, The Neville Alexander Building,   The seminar has been facilitated by the Land and Accountability Research Centre (LARC)(formerly RWAR, Centre for Law and Society), Faculty of Law, UCT. Prof Berry’s visit was arranged by LARC with the assistance of the UCT Visiting Scholars’ Fund.   Abstract To understand the roles institutions

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How much is enough? Language revitalization in the Global South
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Seminar by Justin Brown (Huma, UCT) How much is enough? Language revitalization in the Global South Date: Thursday, 19 May 2016 Time: 13:00 – 14:30 Venue: 4th floor, Neville Alexander building   This paper reports on ongoing research on Khoisan cultural and language revival activities in Cape Town. More specifically the paper examines notions of ‘enoughness’ (see Blommaert and Varis 2013) within the context of Khoisan cultural and linguistic

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“Queer in Africa? The Cape Town Question” Programme
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The “Queer in Africa? The Cape Town Question” symposium will take place from Thursday 6th October till Saturday 8th October 2016 at the District Six Museum queer-in-africa-programme Queer in Africa? The Cape Town Question Programme 06-08 October 2016 Thursday 06 October 2016 Evening | District 6 Museum @ 18:00 Friday 07 October 2016 Daytime| District 6 Homecoming Centre @ 09:00 Evening | Zer021 Lounge, 46 Canterbury Street @ 19:00 Saturday 08

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The operation of power in social movements: the story of a shack dweller movement
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Seminar by Ibrahim Steyn (Sociology, UCT) The operation of power in social movements: The story of a shack dweller movement Date: Thursday, 14 April 2016 Time: 13:00 - 14:30 Venue: 4th floor, neville alexander building Abstract Academics and intellectuals have been burying the underside of social movements under romantic claims about the practices and struggles of the movements. However, studies of informally structured social movements in both the

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“Decoloniality and Rhodes Must Fall: On Wynterian Meditations of the Fallen Flesh”
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Seminar by Tendayi Sithole, PhD (UNISA) “Decoloniality and Rhodes Must Fall: On Wynterian Meditations of the Fallen Flesh” Date: Thursday, 10 March 2016 Time: 13:00 – 14:30 Venue: 4th floor, neville alexander building   Abstract The construction of the Western subject cannot be divorced from the subject formation of those who are human and those who are non-human. It is for this reason that the subject is the human who has a place in the

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