A colleague and I are putting together a panel focusing on fleshing out the experience of everyday statehood from inside state institutions. Papers we currently have on board deal with frustrated entrepreneurship promoters in Botswana's civil service and ambivalent environmental technocrats in Namibia--and the social and cultural work that frustration and ambivalence do in our fieldsites. Our draft title and panel abstract follow.
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A National Research Foundation-funded studentship is available for an MA or PhD student to work on a project titled 'Moral panic, social change and the media in late and post-apartheid South Africa', hosted within the Media Studies department at Wits University in Joburg. Candidates must be South African citizens with an excellent previous degree in Media Studies or a related discipline and an interest in the topic.