The Ruse of Reconciliation? Discursive Contours, Impossibilities, and Modes of Resistance in the South African ‘Reconciliation Project’ A public presentation featuring: Garth Stevens, Brett Bowman, Gillian Eagle, & Kevin Whitehead Department of Psychology | School of Human and Community Development |University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Tuesday, August 18th, 2015, 3:00-5:00 pm | Room 6304.01 (Psychology)The Graduate Center, City University of New York [read more»]
Since the end of apartheid, South Africa has become an extreme but not exceptional embodiment of forces at play in many other regions of the world: intensifying inequality alongside ‘wageless life’; proliferating forms of protest and populist politics that move in different directions; and official efforts at containment ranging from liberal interventions targeting specific populations to increasingly common police brutality. [read more»]
A symposium exploring the critical horizons of Marxism and Postcolonialism in contemporary social thought with papers by Vinay Gidwani, Anne-Maria Makhulu, Jini Kim Watson and comments by Ruth Wilson Gilmore.
Please join us in a roundtable discussion with Jean and John Comaroff. Scholars Susan Buck-Morss, Caludio Lomnitz and Souleymane Bachir Diagne will engage the Comaroffs in conversation about their book, Theory from the South. [read more»]