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Colonial childhoods and young MK freedom fighters in an apartheid past: memory, urban frontier spaces and political power - 12 April 2021

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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.

Jo-Anne Dillabough headshot photo

About the speaker

Jo-Anne Dillabough is Reader in Sociology of Young People and Global Cultures at the University of Cambridge.

To be a part of this online event, please email Dr Maren Elfert to receive the link.


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