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Everyday discrimination

Zuziwe Msomi

Zuziwe Msomi is doing her PhD on everyday talk and discrimination.

Since racism is one of the key categories that the Soudien Report and HEIs are concerned with when it comes to the issue of transformation, especially in terms of senior academic positions the focus of the study will be on attempting to capture and understand ‘raced’ social interactions in the institutional space. Guided by the powerful insights of conversation analysis, here the interest is not in the obvious: racial slurs or overt discriminatory talk but is rather in the more hidden ways in which discrimination and exclusion are reproduced in the work that people do with their everyday talk. Conversation analysis also provides the possibility to reveal moments of resistance, rupture and interruption of the dominant culture(s) of institutions.

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