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Title:Mini-focus: indexing the human: from classification to a critical politics of transformation
Authors:Cousins, Thomas
Reynolds, Lindsey
Year:2016
Periodical:Anthropology Southern Africa (ISSN 2332-3264)
Volume:39
Issue:2
Pages:110-115
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:conferences
2014
2015
science
politics
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/23323256.2016.1174071
Abstract:'Indexing the human: from classification to a critical politics of transformation?' consisted of a year-long programme of seminars, workshops and reading groups at Stellenbosch University in 2014-2015. The seminar series brought together local, regional and international scholars around four thematic areas: technologies of governance and the shapes of politics; the place of race; science, experimentality and intervention; and kinship, ethics and the everyday in South Africa. This article sketches the background and context of three research articles produced in the context of this programme: Indexing immunity to malaria in South Africa in the 1920s and 1930s (Randall Packard); Casts, bones and DNA: interrogating the relationship between science and postcolonial indigeneity in contemporary South Africa (Katharina Schramm); An index of waste: humanitarian design, 'dignified living' and the politics of infrastructure in Cape Town (Peter Redfield). Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]
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