Leaks, Debts and Devices: A community seeks alternatives
We will watch a short video on how a group of women in Makhaza in Khayelitsha have taken steps to address environmental injustices in their community. After we have watched the video, consider the following:
First identify the practices using your table above.
Then analyse the doings, sayings and relatings that are evident in the practices.
Then identify what can be improved in the doings, sayings and relatings associated with the practices.
Then discuss the influence of context and power relations on the doings, sayings and relatings that shape the practices, and how one can ‘navigate’ these. We can look how the practice is influenced by investigating these different contextual layers
influences on the women in Makhaza
- other local influences
- national influences
- global influences
- environmental influences
For each of these layers we can think about the doings, the sayings and the relatings. Also consider what has happened in the past, as history also plays a powerful role when it comes to the context of the present. You may want to think about what has been done, what has been said and how relationships have been in the past, and how this influences how they are now.