Contingent Citizens: Professional Aspiration in a South African Hospital

Contingent Citizens: Professional Aspiration in a South African Hospital
Date
6 December 2017, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Type
Other Events
Venue
Gordon Room, G34, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Elizabeth Hull, SOAS

Deborah James, LSE

Isak Niehaus, Brunel University

Contingent Citizens examines the ambiguous position of South Africa’s public sector
workers, and the implications for contemporary understandings of citizenship. Focusing
a lens on the professional ethic of nurses in a rural hospital, it shows how experiences are
shaped by a deep history of mission medicine as well as new forms of public management
and patients’ new rights in the democratic era. It highlights the limitations of the postapartheid
workplace to fulfil aspirations and contain discontent.

Chair: Parvathi Raman (SOAS)

Contact

Olga Jimenez
olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8871