STS in Africa

Process: Crowdsourcing for "STS in Africa"
AO: This artifact captures the language we crafted to invite scholars and practitioners to complete the survey to be included in the STS Across Borders "STS in Africa" exhibit
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Langwick, Stacey Ann. 2011. Bodies, Politics, and African Healing: The Matter of Maladies in Tanzania. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Abstract: "This subtle and powerful ethnography examines African healing and its relationship to medical science. Stacey A. Langwick investigates the practices of healers in Tanzania who confront the most intractable illnesses in the region, including AIDS and malaria. She reveals how healers...Read more
Wahome, Michel, and Ellis Rubinstein. 2011. “Malaysia Collaborates with the New York Academy of Sciences to Develop an Innovation-Based Economy.” The Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences : MJMS 18 (3): 1–3.

Abstract: "If Malaysia is to become a high-income country by 2020, it will have to transform into a knowledge-based, innovation economy. This goal will be achieved by developing an atmosphere conducive to experimentation and entrepreneurship at home; while reaching out to partners across the...Read more

Benton, Adia. 2017. “Ebola at a Distance: A Pathographic Account of Anthropology’s Relevance.” Anthropological Quarterly 90 (2): 495–524.

AO: This 2017 paper by Adia Benton she looks at the social production of “relevant” anthropological knowledge and its relationship to four forms of distance implicated in how anthropologists communicate relevance to each other and to others: physical, disciplinary, interpretive, and...Read more

Holbrook, J. C. 2013. “How Odd Is Odd? Studying Astronomers.” Ancient Cosmologies and Modern Prophets. Accessed August 8, 2018.

AO: This 2013 article highlights Jarita Holbrook's various research projects since 2006 which have focused on astronomers in the United States and South Africa. I am particularly interested in this as she describes her data practices and reflects on the processes involved in data collection for...Read more

Breckenridge, Keith. 2014. Biometric State: The Global Politics of Identification and Surveillance in South Africa, 1850 to the Present. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Abstract: " A groundbreaking study of South Africa's role as a site for global experiments in biometric identification throughout the twentieth century."Read more
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