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In this CPPR lunchtime seminar, Jo-Anne Dillabough seeks to expand the epistemological boundaries of Youth Studies and the Sociology of Youth.
To do so, Jo-Anne uses an anti-imperialist theoretical lens, energised and informed by the twin resources of memory and the archive, and focused upon young MK activists. Specifically, it will draw upon a series of collaborative oral histories voicing politically charged memories of a youthful ‘traumatic mark’ (Field, 2012) and illuminating youth experiences that are simultaneously political and liminal within the context of state conflict.
These memories are brought together with commensurate archival data to reveal what it was like to be a young MK freedom fighter against the practices of apartheid which then marked the political geographies of the South.
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