Day with The Comaroffs -- March 29, 1996

Day with The Comaroffs -- March 29, 1996


A reminder that John and Jean Comaroff will be coming to spend a day discussing their work with Penn's African Studies graduate students and faculty:

The Comaroffs have told us they are excited about coming and about this unique opportunity. So that all of you can get excited also, here is a list of the panels that will be held that day, with suggested reading lists for each panel. A message will be forthcoming about the availability of the readings.

For further information, please contact Wendi Haugh, whaugh@sas.

PANEL 1: Boundaries, Realities, and the Politics of Dispute (John Comaroff)

1975 "Talking Politics: Oratory and Authority in a Tswana Chiefdom" In M.Bloch (ed), _Political Language and Oratory in Traditional Societies_ London & New York: Academic Press.

1981 _Rules and Processes: The Cultural Logic of Dispute in an African Context_ (especially cpts. 1, 5-8) [with S.A. Roberts] Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

1994 "Forward" in M. Lazarus-Black and S.F. Hirsch (eds.) _Contested States: Law, Hegemony, and Resistance_ New York: Routledge.

1995 "The Discourse of Rights in Colonial South Africa:
Subjectivity, Sovereignty, Modernity. In A. Sarat and T.R. Kearns (eds.), _Identities, Politics, and Rights_ Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

PANEL 2: Healing the Body (Jean Comaroff)

1982 "Medicine, Symbol, and Ideology" in _The Problem of Medical Knowledge_ (eds) P. Wright and A. Treacher. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

1985 _Body of Power, Spirit of Resistance: The Culture and History
of a South African People_ (especially cpts. 1 & 7). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

1993 "The Diseased Heart of Africa: Medicine, Colonialism, and the Black Body" in S. Lindenbaum and M. Lock (eds.) _Knowledge, Power, and Practice: The Anthropology of Medicine and Everyday Life_ Berkeley: University of California Press.

PANEL 3: Regimes of Value and Capitalist Expansions

1987 "The Madman and the Migrant: Work and Labor in the Historical Consciousness of a South African People" _American Ethnologist_ 14 (2):191-209.

1990 "Goodly Beasts and Beastly Goods: Cattle in Tswana Economy and Society" _American Ethnologist_, 17(2):195-216.

1994 "The Empire's Old Clothes" (presented at ethnohistory seminar
at the University of Pennsylvania)

1996 "Currencies of Conversion" in Of Revelation and Revolution, v2

PANEL 4: Conversion/Consciousness/Colonialism

1986 "Christianity and Colonialism in South Africa" _American Ethnologist_, 13(1):1-22.

1989 "The Colonization of Consciousness in South Africa" _Economy and Society_, 18(3):267-95.

1991 _Of Revelation and Revolution: Christianity, Colonialism, and Consciousnes in South Africa, v1_ (especially cpts. 1 & 6) Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

1992 "Introduction" to _Modernity and Its Malcontents: Ritual and Power in Africa_ Chicago: University of Chicago Press.


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Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
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