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Joan Wardrop <email@example.com>
Curtin University of Technology
my current research is on the rural/urban interface in South Africa, in particular identity construction and maintenance through food production and consumption;
also policing in South Africa
|Address:||Faculty of Media, Society and Culture
Curtin University of Technology
GPO Box U1987
Perth, Western Australia 6845
|Secondary Phone:||+618 9266 7179|
|Fax Number:||+618 9386 3166|
|List Affiliations:||List Editor for H-SAfrica
Review Editor for H-SAfrica
Reviewer for H-SAfrica
Reviewer for H-Travel
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
BA (Hons) (First CLass) (University of Western Australia)
I teach "South AFrica: the politics of memory", "The cultural contexts of crime", "Medieval Europe: living and dying and remembering","Witches, inyangas and heretics: demonization in theory and practice",as well as Honours and graduate level methodology courses.
I am co-ordinator of a large online learning project developing a web content management system (Angazi) to suit the needs of Humanities teaching and learning (rather those more usually catered for by existing learning management systems).
I run a number of student discussion groups online and by email (including at times groups bringing together students from South Africa, the US and Australia) and am now co-ordinator of the mailing list for the African Studies Centre of Western Australia.
Fountains Abbey and its Benefactors (Kalamazoo, Cistercian Studies, 1987)
The New South Africa: rhetoric and reality (Perth, IOCPS, 1992)
"Continuity and Change in South Africa and in South Africa's Relations with its Neighbours," in R Bruce (ed.) Prospects for Peace: Changes in the Indian Ocean Region, Perth, Indian Ocean Centre for Peace Studies and Australian Institute of International Affairs, 1992) 253-272. (paper given at IOCPS summer conference, January, 1991)
"The State, Politics and Violence, 1989-91", in N Etherington (ed.) Peace, Politics and Violence in the New South Africa (Lond., Hans Zell, 1992) 46-72.
"Role-Playing: Creative Conflict in the Learning Process", with Eamon Murphy and Jennifer Weir, in L Summers (ed.) Quality in teaching and learning: making it happen(Perth, EDU Edith Cowan University, 1994) 358-364.
"Report on an assessment of historical and social significance for Moore River Native Settlement (Mogumber), in R Horgan, J Partridge and J Miller (eds.) A time to keep:preserving the past for the future (Perth, ALIA, 1995) (paper presented in absentia by Ian Molyneux at Cultural Heritage Conference, Perth, WA, April, 1994)
"I don't like my job. I LOVE my job': Soweto Flying Squad, (Perth, Paradigm, 1995).
Learning to work: Soweto Flying Squad (Perth, Paradigm, 1996).
"Soweto Flying Squad: Blomming," Southern African Review of Books, 45 (September-October, 1996) 12-14.
"Soweto Flying Squad: gangs," Southern African Review of Books, 46 (November-December, 1996) 12-14.
"Soweto, syndicates, and 'doing business'" in R I Rotberg and Greg Mills (eds.) War and peace in Southern Africa (Washington DC, Brookings Institution, 1998)
“Talking food: a conversation about Zimbabwe, cooking, eating and social living, with Gertie Bonzo and Norma Kitson Mots Pluriels 15 (September 2000)
“‘Simply the Best': Soweto Flying Squad, Professional Masculinities and the Rejection of Machismo," in Robert Morrell (ed.), Changing men in southern Africa (Pietermaritzburg, U Natal Pr., 2001) 255-270
“'She's on her own mission': learning to work with Soweto Flying Squad," in T Quinlan (ed.) Anthropology in Africa: Africa in Anthropology (forthcoming)
"Street Justice: some problems of conflict resolution in Soweto," in C Gertzel (ed.), Africa: development and conflict (forthcoming)
"Fixing a match or two: cricket, public confession and moral regeneration: Hansie Cronje” The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 13,1 (December,2002) pp.337-349.
Entries on Crime, Police and Policing, and Durban for Colonialism: an international social, cultural, and political encyclopedia Melvin E Page (ed.) 3 vols. (Santa Barbara, California, ABC-Clio, 2003) vol. 1, pp.151-152; pp. 170-172; vol.2 pp. 475-476.
“’Everything was different then’: ‘fear of crime’ and the ‘loss of the streets’ on the Berea (Durban, South Africa) in the new South Africa,” in Claude Feral (ed.) Founding myths of the new South Africa/ Les myths fondateurs de la nouvelle Afrique du Sud: Alizes: revue angliciste de La Reunion 24 (September,2004) pp. 347-365.
Magische Vorstellungen und Hexenverfolgung in Afrika/ witchcraft in sub-saharan AfricaB. Schmidt and R. Schulte (eds.) Hamburg 2005 (in press)
"Layering learning: using the web to build flexible learning environments," presented to Teaching Learning Forum, Curtin University of Technology February 2001