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First Workshop on Popular Economies in South Africa

17th-18th June 2009, LSE

Wednesday 17th June – Venue H705, 7th floor, Connaught House

4.30 – 5.30 Introductory Session  

Thursday 18th June – Venue Seligman Library, Old Building

Transcript of first workshop|

9.00-9.30 Coffee

Session 1: 9.30-12.30

01 The ethnographic blind spot: intimacy, violence, and sociality in South Africa 
|Author: Erik Bähre
Discussant: Fraser McNeill

02 "We are celebrating our salaries": On contingency and gambling in post-apartheid South Africa
|Author: Ilana van Wyk
Discussant: David Neves

03 'Fong Kong' Finance
|Author: Detlev Krige
Discussant: Erik Bahre

Overview: Erik Bahre

12.30-1.30 Lunch

Session 2: 1.30-4.30

04 From Gogos to Gravediggers: paying for funerals and reading rumours in post-apartheid Venda|
Author: Fraser G. McNeill
Discussant: Detlev Krige

05 Understanding 'economic agency' in the context of informal self-employment
|Author: David Neves (with Andries du Toit)
Discussant: Deborah James

06 Making Money from Nothing
|Author: Deborah James
Discussant: Ilana van Wyk

Overview: Detlev Krige

4.30-5.00 Coffee

 Final Discussion: 5.00 – 5.45

Synergies and Future Plans

Economic and Social Research Council