Articles by Author: Hylton White

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  1. Spirit and society: in defence of a critical anthropology of religious life

    Spirit and society: in defence of a critical anthropology of religious life

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    According to recent criticisms, the critical anthropology of religious life in Africa, associated especially with the Comaroffs, has failed to take relations with invisible beings at face value. In this view, we should explore the social work that such relations...
  2. Beastly whiteness: Animal kinds and the social imagination in South Africa

    Beastly whiteness: Animal kinds and the social imagination in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    How do animals enter into the constitution of differences in human affairs? I address the question by showing how, in Zulu households, animals themselves are marked as beings with ethnic properties. If animals can be understood as being ethnically distinguishable,...
  3. Spirit and society: in defence of a critical anthropology of religious life

    Spirit and society: in defence of a critical anthropology of religious life

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    According to recent criticisms, the critical anthropology of religious life in Africa, associated especially with the Comaroffs, has failed to take relations with invisible beings at face value. In this view, we should explore the social work that such relations...
  4. The materiality of marriage payments

    The materiality of marriage payments

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    It is generally agreed that rates of marriage are declining in Southern Africa. It is also clear that for people who are wealthy enough to marry, the long-standing constitution of marriage as process is increasingly replaced by a making of...
  5. What is anthropology that decolonising scholarship should be mindful of it?

    What is anthropology that decolonising scholarship should be mindful of it?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    Decolonising scholarship in South African anthropology has met with an ingrained scepticism about ethnographic valorisations of forms of life that claim to be indigenous. This scepticism comes from a very long history of opposing ethnological essentialisms created in the colonial...
  6. A study of the growth and distribution of <em>colophospermum mopane</em> (kirk ex benth.) Kirk Ex J. Leon: The interaction of nitrogen, phosphorus and soil moisture stress

    A study of the growth and distribution of <em>colophospermum mopane</em> (kirk ex benth.) Kirk Ex J. Leon: The interaction of nitrogen, phosphorus and soil moisture stress

    Eight sites representative of the full diversity of Colophospermum mopane woodland were chosen in Rhodesia, Botswana and South Africa. Mopane performance, as measured by S diameter at breast height times density, over six height classes, was highly correlated (69 per...
  7. Intertidal microalgal production and molluscan herbivory in relation to season and elevation on two rocky shores on the east coast of southern Africa

    Intertidal microalgal production and molluscan herbivory in relation to season and elevation on two rocky shores on the east coast of southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    Microalgal production (ungrazed rock) and standing stock (grazed) were measured over a period of 15 months in the lower, middle and upper balanoid zones of two rocky snores in the Transkei region of southern Africa. The mean monthly production of...
  8. Microalgal food resources and competitive interactions among the intertidal limpets <em>Cellana capensis</em> (Gmelin, 1791) and <em>Siphonaria concinna</em> Sowerby, 1824

    Microalgal food resources and competitive interactions among the intertidal limpets <em>Cellana capensis</em> (Gmelin, 1791) and <em>Siphonaria concinna</em> Sowerby, 1824

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Marine Science
    Competitive interactions between two species of intertidal limpets, Cellana capensis and Siphonaria concinna, were investigated experimentally during winter/spring and summer/autumn on a rocky shore in the Dwesa Nature Reserve, Transkei. The influence of the availability of microalgal food resources on...