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What do science, technology, and innovation mean from Africa? [electronic resource] / edited by Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga.

Other Title:
Knowledge Unlatched.
Publication:
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Subjects:
Technology -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Science -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Creative ability in technology -- Africa.
Industrial policy -- Africa.
Africa -- Social life and customs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General.
Summary:
Clapperton Mavhunga's collection of essays about science, technology, and innovation (STI) from an African perspective opens with the idea, "Things do not (always) mean the same from everywhere; when we insist that only ?our? meaning is the meaning, we silence other people?s meanings." Mavhunga and his contributors argue that our contemporary definitions of STI are those of countries and cultures that have acquired their dominance of others through global empires, and as a counter to that, Mavhunga seeks to put the concepts of STI into question, exploring what the technological, scientific, and innovative might mean from Africa in lieu of outside introductions or influences. We strongly feel that this book is suited to the Knowledge Unlatched program because of the difficulty of reaching markets and readers in Africa with print books. We feel unlatching would go a long way toward helping Mavhunga reach an important audience for this work that we have been previously unable to reach.
Contents:
Introduction: What do science, technology, and innovation mean from Africa? / Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga
1. The place of science and technology in our lives : making sense of possibilities / D.A. Masolo
2. The language of science, technology, and innovation : a chimurenga way of seeing from dzimbahwe / Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga
3. The metalworker, the potter, and the pre-European African "laboratory" / Shadreck Chirikure
4. Plants of bondage, limbo plants, and liberation flora : diasporic reflections for STS in Africa and Africa in STS / Geri Augusto
5. Smartness from below : variations on technology and creativity in contemporary Kinshasa / Katrien Pype
6. On the politics of generative justice : African traditions and maker communities / Ron Eglash and Ellen K. Foster
7. Making mobiles African / Toluwalogo Odumosu
8. Innovation for development : Africa / Garrick E. Louis, Neda Nazemi, and Scott Remer
9. Science, technology, and innovation in Africa : conceptualizations, relevance and policy directions / Chux Daniels.
Notes:
OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
Local notes:
Knowledge Unlatched KU Select 2016 Frontlist Collection
Contributor:
Mavhunga, Clapperton Chakanetsa, 1972- editor, author.
ISBN:
9780262342322
0262342324
9780262533904
9780262035835
0262533901
0262035839
OCLC:
994209909
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