Dr Detlev Krige

Position: Senior Lecturer
Campus: Hatfield Campus
Building: Humanities
Office Number: 8-6
Contact: (012) 420-2595

D.Phil in Social Anthropology, University of Johannesburg, 2010
M.Sc in Anthropology and Development, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2001
MA in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of Stellenbosch, 1999

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

World Economics Association
Anthropology Southern Africa
Southern African Development Studies Association

Academic Profile

Detlev Krige is a social anthropologist who has done extensive ethnographic research in the intersection between the economic and the urban. He likes to approach centers from the margins in a non-linear fashion, and has explored in his research a wide range of topics such as underground lotteries and money lenders, informal saving clubs and beer drinking, pyramid schemes and entrepreneurship, and the social life of waste. His long-term interest is in developing an ethnographic understanding of the changing configurations of class, race and gender in South Africa's racial capitalism while seeking out the social and potential emancipatory qualities of new and older forms of money.

Current Research Project(s)

Social life of waste

Course involvement

APL 220 Power and Wealth 
APL 761 Contemporary Ethnography 

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