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Research Interests for Anne-Maria B. Makhulu

Research Interests: Africa, Political Economy, Space, Cities, Informalization, Finance, Neoliberalism,

Anne-Maria Makhulu is an Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in 2003. Her research interests cover: Africa and more specifically South Africa, cities, space, globalization, political economy, neoliberalism, the anthropology of finance, as well as questions of aesthetics, including the literature of South Africa. Makhulu is co-editor of Hard Work, Hard Times: Global Volatility and African Subjectivities (2010). She is a contributor to Producing African Futures: Ritual and Reproduction in a Neoliberal Age (2004), New Ethnographies of Neoliberalism (2010), and the author of Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics and the Struggle for Home (2015) as well as articles in Anthropological Quarterly and PMLA. A new project, "Black and Bourgeois: Defining Race and Class After Apartheid," examines the relationship between race and mobility in post-apartheid South Africa.

Keywords:
Applied anthropology, Business anthropology, Cities, Corporations, Culture, Design Research, finance, Finance, Geography, Globalization, Labor, Marxism, neoliberalism, Neoliberalism, Political economy, postcolonialism, Postcolonialism, Race, Social Mobility, Social movements, Social theory, urban anthropology, Urban Anthropology
Areas of Interest:

Africa, US

Representative Publications   (search)
  1. Makhulu, A-M, Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics, and the Struggle for Home (2015), Duke University Press (In press.) [abs]
  2. with Makhulu, A-M; Buggenhagen, BA; Jackson, S, Hard Work, Hard Times: Global Volatility and African Subjectivities, The University of California International and Area Studies Digital Collection, (also published in hardcopy) (2010), pp. 240 pages pages, University of California Press [24b027x0[abs]
  3. Makhulu, AM, The conditions for after Work: Financialization and informalization in posttransition South Africa, edited by Vicky Unruh, Pmla, vol. 127 no. 4 (January, 2012), pp. 782-799, Modern Language Association (MLA), ISSN 0030-8129 [repository], [doi[abs]
  4. Makhulu, AM, The "dialectics of toil": Reflections on the politics of space after apartheid, Ethics of Scale: Relocating Politics After Liberation, edited by Jesse Weaver Shipley, Anthropological Quarterly, vol. 83 no. 3 (Summer, 2010), pp. 551-580, Johns Hopkins University Press, ISSN 0003-5491 [Gateway.cgi], [doi[abs]
  5. Makhulu, A-M, The Search for Economic Sovereignty, in Hard Work, Hard Times: Global Volatility and African Subjectivities, The University of California International and Area Studies Digital Collection, (also published in hardcopy), edited by Makhulu, A-MB; Buggenhagen, BA; Jackson, S (2010), pp. 28-47, University of California Press, ISBN 9780520098749 [24b027x0[abs]
  6. Makhulu, A-M, The Question of Freedom: Post-Emancipation South Africa in a Neoliberal Age, in Ethnographies of Neoliberalism, edited by Greenhouse, CJ (2010), pp. 131-145, University of Pennsylvania Press, ISBN 0812241924 [abs]
  7. Makhulu, A-M, Poetic Justice: Xhosa Idioms and Moral Breach in Post-Apartheid South Africa, in Producing African Futures: Ritual and Reproduction in a Neoliberal Age, Studies of Religion in Africa, edited by Weiss, B, vol. 26 (2004), pp. 229-261, Brill Press

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