Mark Hunter , Associate Professor

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Home Campus:
U of T Scarborough

PhD:
University of California, Berkeley, USA (2005)

Other Degrees:
MA University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (1998)
BA University of Sussex, UK (1992)

Cross Appointments:
Department of Anthropology (Graduate)

Contact Information:

Phone:    (416) 208-4764
Location: B527 (UTSC)
Downtown Office: Room SSH5022 (100 St. George Street)
Email:     mhunter@utsc.utoronto.ca

Personal Website: http://www.MarkwHunter.net

Research Interests:

  • Education and class
  • Critical development studies
  • Ethnographic methods
  • Kinship and Sexuality
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Africa
  • Labour
  • Heroin Addiction

Selected Publications:

Selected Articles

  • Mark Hunter. 2017. “Parental choice without parents: families, education and class in a South African township” Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 47 (1): 2-16.
  • Mark Hunter. 2016. “Is it enough to talk of marriage as a process? Legitimate co-habitation in Umlazi, South Africa,” Anthropology Southern Africa, 39 (4): 281-296.
  • Mark Hunter. 2016. “Introduction: New Insights on Marriage and Africa” (invited introduction for Special Edition on Marriage and Exchange in contemporary African societies). Africa Today, 62 (3): 1-9.
  • Mark Hunter. 2016. “The Race for Education: Class, White Tone, and Desegregating White Schools in South Africa.” Journal of Historical Sociology 29 (3): 319-358.
  • Mark Hunter. 2015. “The Intimate Politics of the Education Market: High-Stakes Schooling and the Making of Kinship in Umlazi Township, South Africa.” Journal of Southern African Studies 41(6): 1279-1300.
  • Mark Hunter. 2015. “The Political Economy of Concurrent Partners: Toward a history of Sex-Love-Gift Connections in the Time of AIDS.” Review of African Political Economy 42(145): 362-375.
  • Mark Hunter. 2015. “Schooling Choice in South Africa: The Limits of Qualifications and the Politics of Race, Class and Symbolic Power.” International Journal of Educational Development. 43: 41-50.
  • Mark Hunter. 2014. “‘The Bond of Education’: Gender, the Value of Children, and the Making of Umlazi Township in 1960s Durban, South Africa.” Journal of African History 55(3): 467-490.
  • Mark Hunter and Atiqa Hachimi. 2012. “Talking Class, Talking Race: Intersections of Language, Class, and Race in the Call Center Industry in South Africa,” Social & Cultural Geography 13(6): 551-566.
  • Mark Hunter and Dori Posel. 2012. “Here to Work: the Socio-Economic Characteristics of Informal Dwellers in Post-Apartheid South Africa.” Environment and Urbanization April, 24(1): 285-304.
  • Mark Hunter. 2011. “Beneath the ‘Zunami’: Jacob Zuma and the Gendered Politics of Social Reproduction in South Africa.” Antipode 43(4): 1102-1126.
  • Mark Hunter. 2010. “Racial Desegregation and Schooling in South Africa: Contested Geographies of Class Formation.” Environment and Planning A 42(11): 2640-2657.
  • Mark Hunter. 2010. “Beyond the Male-Migrant: South Africa’s Long History of Health Geography and the Contemporary AIDS Pandemic.” Health and Place 16(1): 25-33.
  • Mark Hunter. 2007. “The Changing Political Economy of Sex in South Africa: the Significance of Unemployment and Inequalities to the Scale of the Aids pandemic.” Social Science & Medicine 64: 689-700.
  • Mark Hunter. 2005. “Cultural Politics and Masculinities: Multiple-partners in Historical Perspective in KwaZulu-Natal.” Culture, Health and Sexuality 7(4): 389-403.
  • Mark Hunter. 2004. “Masculinities, Multiple-partners and AIDS in KwaZulu-Natal: The Making and Unmaking of Isoka.Transformation 54: 123-153.
  • Mark Hunter. 2004. “Fathers without Amandla? Gender and Fatherhood among isiZulu Speakers.” Journal of Natal and Zululand History 22: 149-160.
  • Mark Hunter. 2002. “The Materiality of Everyday Sex: Thinking Beyond ‘Prostitution’.” African Studies 61(1): 99-120.
  • Mark Hunter. 2000. “The Post-Fordist High Road? A South African Case Study.” Journal of Contemporary African Studies 18(1): 67-90.

Books

Mark Hunter. 2010. Love in the Time of AIDS: Inequality, Gender, and Rights in South Africa. Bloomington: Indiana University Press; Pietermaritzburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press (Winner of the 2010 C. Wright Mills Award & the 2010 Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology).

Research Clusters:
Political Spaces