Seminar 2012

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UJ Sociology, Anthropology & Development Studies Wednesday Seminar – 2012

Dear colleagues and guests

You are cordially invited to attend the UJ Sociology, Anthropology & Development Studies Wednesday Seminar. The weekly seminar has been hosted by the UJ Department of Sociology since 2000 and enjoys support from the UJ Faculty of Humanities and the Department of Anthropology & Development Studies. The seminar meets in UJ’s Anthropology and Development Studies Seminar Room at D Ring 506, at 15h30 on every Wednesday afternoon during term time, unless otherwise indicated. When possible, please arrive by 15:25. A written paper is usually distributed on this website, to allow participants to read this in advance of the seminar. Please find the programme below.

Those coming from outside the UJ are advised to enter the campus through Gate 2 on the corner of Ditton and Ripley Streets and to park in Car Park B. It may be helpful to show an invitation to the guard on duty. Confirmed presenters are asked to email their papers to Liela Groenewald by 10 days prior to the presentation.

Should you be interested in presenting a paper, please contact the convenors, Liela Groenewald or Letitia Smuts.

Yours sincerely

Tina Uys, Professor of Sociology and Thea de Wet, Professor of Anthropology & Development Studies

First term 2012: Methodologies of the Social Sciences

8 Feb: Prof Willem Schurink (Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, UJ): ‘Challenges Contemporary Qualitative Inquiry Poses When Undertaking Masters’ and Doctoral Research’. (1/2012)

15 Feb: Dr Roseline Achieng (Sociology, School of Arts, Monash University): ‘Alternative Me​​thodologies for African Environments: Posing Questions, Searching for Answers’. Discussant: Dr Irma du Plessis (Department of Sociology, UP). (2/2012)

22 Feb: Dr Midas Chawane (Department of Historical Studies, UJ): ‘The Meaning of Rastafarian Language and Symbolism for South Africa’. Discussant: Adv Sipho Gideon Mantula (Rastafarian activist / human rights lawyer). (3/2012)

29 Feb: Prof Marlize Rabe (Department of Sociology, UNISA): ‘Participatory Photography as a complementary research tool with vulnerable groups’. Discussant: Dr Caroline Wanjiku Kihato (Visiting fellow, Georgetown University, Washington). (4/2012)

7 March: Prof Zine Magubane (Sociology Department, Boston College): ’The Black Body in History: Some Thoughts on Caster Semenya’. *Venue: Faculty of Humanities Common Room (C-Ring 3). (5/2012)

14 March: Term-end film. Screening of the documentary, St-Henri. Discussant: Dr Shannon Walsh (Post doctoral fellow, South African Research Chair in Social Change) *Venue: Normal weekly venue (D-Ring 506). (6/2012)

Second term 2012: Crime and Punishment in Social Perspective

11 April: Prof Suren Pillay (Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape): ‘Crime, community and violence in post-apartheid South Africa’. Discussant: Sibusiso Masuku(Policy Analyst, Office of the President). (7/2012)

18 April: Dr Giada Del Fabbro (Child and Family Unit, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand): ‘A Family Systems Analysis of Serial Murder in South Africa’. Discussant: Elsabé Jordaan (UJ Department of Psychology). (8/2012)

25 April: Dr Vanessa Barolsky (Human Sciences Research Council): ‘The making of the South African criminal subject’. Discussant: Marcel Korth (UJ Centre for Anthropological Research). (9/2012)

2 May: David Lewis (Corruption Watch): ‘The context and approach of Corruption Watch’. Discussant: Gareth Newham (Institute for Security Studies). (10/2012)

9 May: Lukas Muntingh (Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape): ‘The UN Convention Against Torture and South Africa’s obligations’. Discussant: Amanda Dissel(Association for the Prevention of Torture). (11/2012)

16 May: Dr Bronwyn Dworzanowski (UJ Centre for Sociological Research): ‘The death of the prison? Re-thinking Foucault’s Discipline and Punish, reflecting on a US student-prisoner dialogue series and key South African debates’. Discussant: Prof Jon Hyslop (UP Department of Sociology). (12/2012)

23 May: Term-end film screening with the documentary, Forest of Crocodiles. Discussant: Dr Barbara Holtmann (Vice President, International Centre for Prevention of Crime (ICPC). *Venue:Faculty of Humanities Common Room (C-Ring 3). (13/2012)

Third term 2012: Power, Resistance and Technology

18 July: Prof Sabine Marschall (School of Social Sciences, UKZN): ‘The Virtual Me​mory Landscape: The Impact of Information Technology on Collective Memory and Commemoration in Southern Africa’. Discussant: Dr Karie Morgan (UJ Department of Historical Studies). (14/2012)

25 July: Scelo Zibagwe (African Doctoral Academy, Stellenbosch U): ‘Aerial Photography as Technology of Power and Resistance From Below in Cape Town’s Informal Settlements’. Discussant: Maryna Storie (Gauteng City Region Observatory). (15/2012)

1 August: Dr Prishani Naidoo (Department of Sociology, Wits U): ‘Technologies for Knowing & Managing The Poor in South Africa: The Case of Johannesburg Post-Apartheid’ . Discussant: Prof Gillian Hart (Geography Department, UC Berkeley). (16/2012)

15 August: Prof Eric Worby (School of Social Sciences, Wits): ‘The Burden of Bones: Branded heritage and racial redemption in the discovery of australophithecus sediba’. Discussant (tbc): Prof Thea de Wet (UJ Centre for Anthropological Research). (17/2012)

22 August: Mondli Hlatswayo (UJ Centre for Sociological Research): ‘Reproduction reductionism: Towards a theory of trade union responses to technological changes at the workplace’. Discussant: Prof Eddie Webster (Society, Work and Development Institute, Wits U). (18/2012)

29 August: Term-end screening of the documentary, Seeing is Believing: Handicams, Human Rights and the News, a 58-minute film by Peter Wintonick. Discussant (tbc): Mosa Phadi (UJ / NRF Research Chair in Social Change).*Venue: Faculty of Humanities Common Room (C-Ring 3). (19/2012)

Fourth term 2012: Youth, Identities, and Politics

12 September: Grey Magaiza (Department of Sociology, University of the Free State) ‘Reaping the Demographic Dividend: Pathways beyond Methodological Canonisation in Youth Research’. Discussant: Letitia Smuts (UJ Department of Sociology). (20/2012)

19 September: ‘Debating a Youth Wage Subsidy’. Panel: Makashule Gana (DA Youth) & Themba Masondo (SASCO). (21/2012)

26 September: Dr Nolwazi Mkhwanazi (Department of Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand) ‘Deviant Daughters: Representations of Teenage Pregnancy’. Discussant:Prof Elaine Salo (Director: Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Pretoria). [No written paper.] (22/2012)

3 October: Lauren Graham (UJ Centre for Social Development in South Africa): ‘ “They pluck the feathers ‘til the chicken is cold”: Gendered discourses of sex and risk amongst young men and women in an informal settlement in S​outh Africa’. Discussant:
Tessa Dooms (UJ Department of Sociology). (23/2012)

10 October: Prof Yolanda Sadie (UJ Department of Politics): ‘Student Perspectives on Democracy and Governance in selected SADC states: Some Implications for Development’. Discussant: Victoria Graham (UJ Department of Politics). (24/2012)

17 October: Dr Antje Schuhmann (Department of Political Studies, Wits): ‘Gender Killer. White Amnesia. Black Authority. Queering normative violence in post-apartheid South Africa’. Discussant: Prof Rozena Maart (Gender Studies, UKZN). (25/2012)

24 October: Term-end screening of the documentary, Manenberg, a 58-minute film by Karen Waltorp and Christian Vium. Discussant: Dr Edith Phaswana (UJ Department of Anthropology & Development Studies). *Venue: Faculty of Humanities Common Room (C-Ring 3). (26/2012)​