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Eko for show!: Postfeminist spectacular meets Lagos

When: Wednesday, 23 May 2018 - Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Seminar Room, Humanities Graduate Centre, Southwest Engineering Building
Start time:13:15
Enquiries:

Katlego.Disemelo@wits.ac.za / 011 717-7914

The Wits Media Studies Department will host this lunchtime research seminar with Dr Simidele Dosekun from University of Sussex.

'Eko for show' is a rhyming Nigerian expression that brands the city of Lagos - 'Eko,' in Yoruba -  a showy and flamboyant place, its citizens given to spectacle, over-invested in appearances, competitively seeking to impress and indeed 'oppress' through visual and material display. This talk maps and surfaces the city in the postfeminist self-fashioning and self-representation of a set of elite Lagos women, showing how, including in its cosmopolitanism, a new transnational style of femininity makes particular local - Lagosian - sense. Dosekun is a lecturer in media and cultural studies at the University of Sussex. Her forthcoming monograph is on the fashioning of postfeminist subjectivities in Lagos. 

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