sociology

‘Science’ In Social Science, an Epistemological Dilemma for Scholarship on Africa: Reflections on the Universal

 

Professor of Sociology and Principal Investigator on the Research in Anthropology and Sociology of Health (RASH) programme in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of the Western Cape (UWC), and Senior Research Fellow at the South African Herbal Sciences and Medicine Institute (SAHSMI), UWC. Currently a Visiting Professor of Sociology at UK.

His research area of interest is on epistemological issues in biomedical and African healing practices with specific focus on the social processes and cultural context of clinical trials of African herbal medicines. He is a principal co-ordinator of the PEPFAR-CDC-UWC project on Capacity building for traditional healers in dealing with HIV/AIDS. He is the Managing Editor of African Sociological Review, an international peer review journal of the Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA). While at UK he is writing a book on the Ethics and Philosophy in the making of an African medicine.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Rm 230, New Student Center
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The Dynamics of Diversity

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Nicole Lally

Erin Pullen

Sociology Ph.D Student

UK Sociologist awarded by Rural Sociological Society

Shannon Bell and Richard York co-author best article of 2010 in Rural Sociology journal.

Citizenship Reconsidered

By Rebekah Tilley

In 1973, Thomas Janoski was living out of backpack in India getting desperate for money. A fellow traveler told him he could sell his well-worn American passport for around $500, though if he were British he could get $1000.

Jenny Mooney

Lean Into It

 

by Michelle Ku
photos by Mark Cornelison

As a college student at Michigan State University in the ’60s, Tom Janoski worked on an automotive assembly line at a Chrysler plant in Trenton, Mich.

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