Sunday, July 1, 2007

Ari Sitas

Ari Sitas is a writer and sociologist. He is the Head of School of Sociology and Social Studies at UKZN.

In his chapter, Wonderwoman vs the World Bank, Ari treats us to a witty and biting play about gender, class, ‘race’, wealth, fax machines and ‘poverty contests’ set in and around Durban (and Geneva). This revolves around a woman—Wonderwoman—living in a rural area near Durban, and her experiences of and responses to local and global inequalities, and her triumphs.

Sitas, Ari. 'Wonderwoman vs the World Bank', in Rob Pattman and Sultan Khan (Eds.), Undressing Durban (Durban: Madiba Press, 2007), pp. 454-491.