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Title:The micro-politics of knowledge production in Southern Africa
Editors:Bank, AndrewISNI
Jacobs, NancyISNI
Year:2015
Periodical:Kronos (ISSN 1148-7933)
Issue:41
Pages:337
Language:French
City:Paris
Publisher:Veyrier
Geographic terms:Southern Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Mozambique
South Africa
Subjects:natural sciences
social sciences
history
Abstract:This issue of 'Kronos: Southern African Histories' proposes a scaling down from analyses of scientific and institutional authority toward the micro-politics in the work of knowledge production. The articles locate the operations of power and affect in the interactions of individuals situated within networks. While histories of science in southern Africa are still sparse, these essays build on the region's rich micro-historical and biographical traditions and on developments in science studies globally. The twelve articles in this issue lie in the period from around 900 through to the present and their geographical range includes contemporary Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa. Contributions: Marksmen and the bush: the affective micro-politics of landscape, sex and technology in precolonial South-Central Africa (Kathryn M. de Luna); 'Not unlike mermaids': a report about the human and natural history of Southeast Africa from 1690 (Harold J. Cook); Thinking with birds: Mary Elizabeth Barber's advocacy for gender equality in ornithology (Tanja Hammel); 'If our cattle die, we eat them but these white people bury and burn them!' African livestock regimes, veterinary knowledge and the emergence of a colonial order in Southern Rhodesia, c. 1860-1902 (Wesley Mwatwara; Sandra Swart); Socwatsha kaPhaphu, James Stuart, and their conversations on the past, 1897-1922 (John Wright); The Berlin Mission Society and German linguistic roots of 'Volkekunde': the background, training and Hamburg writings of Werner Eiselen, 1899-1924 (Andrew Bank); Urban research in a hostile setting: Godfrey Wilson in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia, 1938-1940 (Karen Tranberg Hansen); 'Facts about ourselves': negotiating sexual knowledge in early twentieth-century South Africa (S.E. Duff); Racial irredentism, ethnogenesis, and white supremacy in high-apartheid South Africa (Saul Dubow); Designing knowledge in postcolonial Africa: a South African abroad (Daniel Magaziner); Marriage, science, and secret intelligence in the life of Rudyerd Boulton (1901-1983): an American in Africa (Nancy J. Jacobs); The micro-politics of macromolecules in the taxonomy and restoration of Quaggas (Peter Heywood). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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