The second part of the course discusses how key processes of social change in the global South are linked to changing media cultures, including the commodification of national imaginaries , informality, crime and the rising middle class, religion and the prosperity gospel, self-help media and the neoliberal subject, and mobility and social relations. The course encourages students to critically evaluate the extent to which the three key concepts in the course are helpful in gaining an understanding of changing media cultures in the global South. Students will complete a formative 1, word essay based on a case study, usually submitted in LT7.
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The Bernard E. The Harold H. Both are former chairs of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Their coauthored books include Of Revelation and Revolution 2 vols.
Singly and together they have written extensively on, among other things, colonialism and postcoloniality; modernity, democracy, and neoliberal capitalism; politics, law, and religion in Africa, focusing, in particular, on the Tswana peoples of southern Africa. Their current work is on crime and policing in postapartheid South Africa. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. This study transgresses the received distinction between two genres: the scholarly essay and the grant proposal.
An extended reflection on a research endeavor still in progress, it interrogates the methodological and conceptual questions raised, ab initio, by the effort to explore and explain an unusually perplexing phenomenon: the dramatic rise, in postapartheid South Africa, of witchcraft killings—and of their policing, both formal and informal, which has produced distinctly hybrid styles of cultural justice. Volume 29 , Issue 3.
The full text of this article hosted at iucr. In the process, the volume opens up an empirically grounded, conceptual discussion about the world-at-large at a particularly momentous historical time—when the social sciences and humanities are in danger of ceding intellectual initiative to the masters of the market and the media.
The essays in Millennial Capitalism and the Culture of Neoliberalism pose a series of related questions: How are we to understand capitalism at the millennium?. core of neoliberal capitalism, of capitalism in its millennial manifesta- tion: the fact that it appears both to include and to marginalize in un- anticipated ways; to.
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