Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga. STS.089 Technology and Innovation in Africa. Fall 2014. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.



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July 17, 2018 - 3:24pm

Critical Commentary

AO: Clapperton Mavhunga has made materials from his Fall 2014 course on Technology and Innovation in Africa available through the following site. The course summary is as follows:

What do technology and innovation mean from Africa? This is the central question of this course, which tackles a double absence: Of the meanings and role of technology in African history, on the one hand, and of Africa's place in the global history of technology, on the other. This course alternates between technologies from outside and technologies from within Africa and their itineraries in everyday life, and it is designed to provide students with grounded understandings of technology in Africa for intellectual and action-oriented purposes.


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