AO. discursive risk - Mavhunga

  • Mavhunga is particularly strong in his techno and eco level of analysis, focusing on the historical materiality of poaching and hunting technologies. He focuses less on the meso (organizational) level.

  • His work pushes back/extends tech work looking at Africans as "users" appropriating technology (Burrell?) and instead seeks to reframe them as creative agents of technology themselves.
  • Mavhunga pushes back against the humanitarian desire to help Africa (leveraging postcolonial scholarship) to highlight African agency and the creative capacity of Africans innovating everyday. By doing so, he seeks to bring about a change in perceptions about the continent as helpless and in need of assistance and rather as creative and desiring of partnership/business (11).


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