Online seminar: Images through the Lens of Colourism and Skin-lightening Practices
- Date: –11:30
- Location: Zoom
- Lecturer: Clementina Amankwaah, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology. Oulia Makkonen, Department of Theology. Ulrika Trovalla, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology
- Organiser: Africa Studies - Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology - Department of Theology.
- Contact person: Clementina Amankwaah
Friday Seminar in Africa Studies, Online Literature Seminar on Skin-lightening. Images through the Lens of Colourism and Skin-lightening Practices.
On the African continent as well as in the African diaspora, skin lightening practices grown out of colonial and post colonial power hierarchies, structures and processes, reflect discourses surrounding colourism. Moving beyond generalizing discourses, and positioning the practices of skin-lightening within localized experiences of the world, we here focus on situated geographies of colourism. In this literature seminar on skin-lightening, Forum for Africa Studies invites you to a discussion about the images that represent and construct skin-lightening practices, the discourses they engender, their reflections of situated geographies of colourism, and how the skin itself becomes an image.
For more details regarding program and the texts that will form the starting point for the seminar discussion, here
Zoom link: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/65830269949