Transforming innovations in Africa : explorative studies on appropriation in African societies / edited by Jan-Bart Gewald, André Leliveld, Iva Peša.

Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
ix, 301 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 24 cm.
African dynamics ; 11.
African dynamics, 1568-1777 ; vol. 11

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Technological innovations -- Africa.
Information technology -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Africa -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Introduction : transforming innovations in Africa : explorative studies on appropriation in African societies / Jan-Bart Gewald, André Leliveld & Iva Peša
Who killed innovation in the Cape wine industry? : the story of a stuck fermentation c. 1930-1986 / Paul Nugent
Entrepreneurship, colonial monetary economy and the limits of creativity : appropriating trading stores in Northern Namibia, 1925-1980 / Gregor Dobler
Frugal innovation in Africa : tracking Unilever's washing-powder sachets / Cees van Beers, Peter Knorringa & André Leliveld
Mobile cash for nomadic livestock keepers : the impact of the mobile phone innovation (M-Pesa) on Maasai pastoralists in Kenya / Marcel Rutten & Moses Mwangi
From Gao : Sawaba and the politics of decolonization and insurrection in the Songhay zone of Mali and Niger (1957-1964) / Klaas van Walraven
From self-help group to water company : the Wandiege community water supply project (Kisumu, Kenya) / Samuel O. Owuor & Dick Foeken
'It is time to start my own farm' : the unforeseen effects of two waves of resettlement on household formation in Zimbabwe / Marleen Dekker & Bill Kinsey
'Cassava is our chief' : negotiating identity, markets and the state through cassava in Mwinilunga, Zambia / Iva Peša
The social cocktail : weddings and the innovative mixing of competences in Botswana / Rijk van Dijk
Of labradors and libraries : the transformation of innovation on a farm in Kibale, western Uganda / Jan-Bart Gewald
Engine of change : a social history of the car-mechanics sector in the Horn of Africa / Stefano Bellucci & Massimo Zaccaria
Water innovations among the Maasai pastoralists of Kenya : the role of outside interventions in the performance of traditional shallow wells / Moses Mwangi & Marcel Rutten
Stealing from the railways : blacksmiths, colonialism and innovation in Northern Nigeria / Shehu Tijjani Yusuf.
Includes bibliographical references.
Gewald, Jan-Bart.
Leliveld, Andre.
Peša, Iva.
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