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PhD/MA studentship: Media in post-apartheid SA

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. 

NEW BOOK: Civic Agency in Africa: Arts of Resistance in the 21st Century

Civic Agency in Africa: Arts of Resistance in the 21st Century

Edited by Ebenezer Obadare and Wendy Willems

The recent eruption of popular protests across North Africa and the Middle East has reopened academic debate on the meaning and strategies of resistance in the 21st century. This book argues that Western notions of state and civil society provide only a limited understanding of how power and resistance operate in the African context, where informality is central to the way both state officials and citizens exercise agency.

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