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Second Workshop on Popular Economies in South Africa

24th-25th May 2010 

Venue A316 – 3rd floor, Old Building, LSE
Monday 24th May

4.30 – 5.30 Project discussion (only participants in ESRC project need attend)

5.30 – 6.00 – Introduction

Deborah James

6.30 – 8.00 Dinner – Pu's Thai Brasserie

Tuesday 25th May

9.30 – 12.30    Session 1


07 "Don't throw away the cradle because of the death of a child": Deception, simulation and a "get-rich-quick" culture in the context of increasing economic inequality and the financialisation of everyday life 
|Author: Detlev Krige Abstract|
Discussant: Fraser McNeill 

08 "Snuk's work": informal means to formal ends in South Africa's rural economy
|Author:  Lizzy Hull Abstract|
Discussant: David Neves

10.50 – 11.10 Coffee/Tea


09 Money-go-round: personal economies of wealth, aspiration and indebtedness
|Author:  Deborah James Abstract
|Discussant: Catherine Alexander

10 Becoming middle class in Durban: kinship, mobility and consumption
|Author:  Sophie Chevalier
Discussant:  Deborah James

12.30 - 1.30 Lunch – Senior Dining Room

1.30 – 4.30      Session 2


11 Making Music: Informal Music Production and Tenderized Performance in Venda, South Africa
|Author:  Fraser McNeill Abstract|
Discussant: Ilana van Wyk

12 "Tata ma chance": On contingency and the Lottery in post-apartheid South Africa
|Author:  Ilana van Wyk Abstract|
Discussant: Detlev Krige

2.50 – 3.10 Coffee/Tea


13 Money and livelihoods at the margins: sociality and governance in South Africa's informal economy|
Author:  David Neves Abstract|
Discussant: Maxim Bolt

14 Waged Entrepreneurs, Policed Informality: Work, the Regulation of Space and the Economy of the Zimbabwean-South African Border
|Author:  Maxim Bolt Abstract|
Discussant: Lizzy Hull

Not in attendance:
15 Liberation and Redistribution: Social Grants, Commercial Insurance, and Religious Riches in South Africa
|Author: Erik Bahre

4.30-5.00 Coffee/Tea

5.00 – 6.15 Commentary and Overview


  Keith Hart, Robert Ross


Economic and Social Research Council