Past Rieger WInners

Posted: Wednesday, 06 February 2013

The Politics of the Face: Manifestations of Che Guevara's Image and Its Collage of Renderings and Agency

Maria-Carolina Cambre (Canada) | 2013 Rieger Award for Thesis/Dissertation

The Politics of the Face: Manifestations of Che Guevara's Image and Its Collage of Renderings and Agency

Abstract. My interest in this image of Guevara and how it worked was rooted in the perception of its performative capability to gather people and sanction action that was inherently productive and powerful at a grassroots level.

Posted: Wednesday, 06 February 2013

Working the City

Elsa Oliveira (South Africa) | 2012 Rieger Award for Paper/Projects

Working the City

Abstract. Rationale: Urbanization is rapidly taking place in Africa: fifty percent of the continent‘s population is expected to be living in urban areas by 2030 (Kok and Collinson in Vearey 2010b). 

Posted: Wednesday, 06 February 2013

Tourist From Here: Performance of Tourism, Home and Everyday in Singapore

Desmond Wee (South Korea) | 2012 Rieger Award for Dissertation/Thesis

Tourist From Here: Performance of Tourism, Home and Everyday in Singapore

Abstract: In the context of multi-level mobilities, the notion of ‘home’ as a fixed frame for identity is challenged; there seems to be many homes, no homes and new homes that are constantly being created. 

Posted: Wednesday, 06 February 2013

Il est garçon: Marginal Abidjanais masculinity and the politics of representation

Jordanna Matlon (United States) | 2012 Rieger Award for Paper/Projects

Il est garçon: Marginal Abidjanais masculinity and the politics of representation

Abstract: Using barbershop signs in Abidjan, Coˆte d’Ivoire, this paper explores images of idealized masculinities that reflect pervasive themes in the lives of marginal Abidjanais men. 

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