Discussion / Promised homes: reconstructing housing politics in (post)colonial Africa

17.11.2020 17:00

The first event of the new Working Group on The Power of Sources in African Studies!

As colonizers thought to accommodate African populations, contain and control labor forces, they disrupted, reshaped and colonized the most intimate living space: the home.

Housing was often more a promise than a reality. Nonetheless, it left many different traces: from colonial times to the present, from bureaucratic correspondence to personal memories.

Moving beyond the purely physical space of home, the first meeting of this working group will be dedicated to the sources available to retrace the complexities of housing politics in (post)colonial Africa from historical, linguistic and anthropological perspectives.

A discussion with:

Martina Barker-Ciganikova, Kirsten Rüther, Daniela Waldburger, Carl-Philip Bodenstein.
Editors of The Politics of Housing in (Post)Colonial Africa. Accommodating Workers and Urban Residents (De Gruyter, 2020 – open access)


Department of African Studies, University of Vienna.
Live online event!
Registration online (https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/promised-homes-reconstructing-housing-politics-in-postcolonial-africa-tickets-126308264419)
or per email to anais.angelo@univie.ac.at

Working group convener: Anaïs Angelo
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