Category South Africa

Donald Trump Elected President – Is it the 1970s?

by Dinah Rajak The more I think about, the more I think we might need a cultural revolution… Donald Trump is an anachronism – a pastiche of some kind of 1970’s suburban used car dealer with terrible hair and orange face and cheesy mannerisms. You could imagine his adverts on local TV for ‘Trump Cars’ […]

Big Business & Ideology Swapping

  by Dinah Rajak For a discipline so interested in kinship, anthropologists have shown relatively little interest in ideological lineages among elites. Although anthropology is, quite rightly, concerned with the everyday realities of ordinary lives, sometimes the biography of elites (whether of the reactionary or revolutionary sort) can be equally revealing for tracing the trajectories […]