The DirtPol project

The Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa, 1880-present

With reference to four key themes—colonialism, the environment, sexuality and ethnicity—the project will situate African popular discourses about dirt in relation to theories and studies of urbanisation in Africa, cultural theories of dirt in the West, and anthropological and epidemiological work on dirt and disgust in colonial and postcolonial locations.

Follow the links in the index panel to learn more about the themes of the project.