STS in Africa

Juma, Calestous. 2017. “Leapfrogging Progress -- The Misplaced Promise of Africa’s Mobile Revolution.” The Breakthrough Journal (blog). Summer 2017.

AO: This blog article by Calestous Juma talks about the importance of focusing on development of physical infrastructure and related training for the future of development on the African continent. He argues that "Infrastructure is both the backbone of the economy and the motherboard of...Read more

4S 2018 Poster: Noémi Tousignant - FRANCAIS

This poster series was created as part of STS IN "AFRICA" IN FORMATION, an STS Across Borders gallery collection at the 4S 2018 annual meeting in Sydney, Australia. All posters in the STS in Africa poster series can be found ...Read more

Chaudhury. 2018

This PECE essay answers the analytic: "What events have marked the development of this STS formation?"Read more

Tilley, Helen. 2011. Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Abstract: " Tropical Africa was one of the last regions of the world to experience formal European colonialism, a process that coincided with the advent of a range of new scientific specialties and research methods. Africa as a Living Laboratory is a far-reaching study of the thorny relationship...Read more
4S 2018 Poster: Michel Wahome

This poster series was created as part of STS IN "AFRICA" IN FORMATION, an STS Across Borders gallery collection at the 4S 2018 annual meeting in Sydney, Australia. All posters in the STS in Africa poster series can be found ...Read more

4S 2018 Poster: Noémi Tousignant - ENGLISH

This poster series was created as part of STS IN "AFRICA" IN FORMATION, an STS Across Borders gallery collection at the 4S 2018 annual meeting in Sydney, Australia. All posters in the STS in Africa poster series can be found ...Read more

Traynor, Cath, and Laura Foster. 2017. “Principles and Practice in Open Science: Addressing Power and Inequality through ‘Situated Openness.’” OCSDNET (blog). October 5, 2017.

AO: This blog post on the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet)'s blog looks at situated openness in South Africa and suggests that "Community-researcher contracts" could be a tool to enable local communities, in particular, indigenous peoples, to negotiate with...Read more

Pollock, Anne. 2014. “Places of Pharmaceutical Knowledge-Making: Global Health, Postcolonial Science, and Hope in South African Drug Discovery.” Social Studies of Science 44 (6): 848–73.

AO: This 2014 article by Anne Pollock explores how location of the scientific knowledge component of pharmaceuticals matters, especially working through the considerations for those interested in global health and postcolonial science, and for the scientists themselves.Read more

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