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Research Projects

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May

We Are Hiring!

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LECTURER: DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY Anthropology at the University of the Western Cape has recently been reconstituted as its own department, reinvigorating a long-standing tradition of rigorous ethnographic research and pedagogy oriented towards critical questions emergent in our African context.  The Department invites applicants for the position of Lecturer to contribute towards the growth of a vibrant and […]

13

May

Research in Anthropology of Health

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This is an interdisciplinary programme focusing on the social factors and cultural context of health in its teaching and on the intersecting fields of knowledge and experience in its research to improve the health of South Africans. The programme is premised on the idea that opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaboration in the health field are [...]

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 [...]