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Tag: South Africa

  • Ethnography and the work of the ancestors

    Ethnography and the work of the ancestors

    Fieldwork makes one think again about one’s own society. This blog is about how fieldwork taught me what ancestors mean in South Africa and forced me to think again about attitudes to ancestors in Europe.
  • Dompas: Apartheid in Utrecht?

    Dompas: Apartheid in Utrecht?

    There is an app that shows you the shortest way to downtown Utrecht, called the Dompas. It is embarrassing that the developers of this app haven’t ‘googled’ this term, and so missed its dirty history in apartheid policy.