Africa

2011. Burrell. "User Agency in the Middle Range: Rumors and the Reinvention of the Internet in Accra, Ghana"

“This article is an analysis of rumors about Internet scamming told by Internet cafe´ users in the West African capital city of Accra, Ghana. Rumors provided accounts of how the Internet can be effectively operated by young Ghanaians to realize ‘‘big gains’’...Read more

Blog post: "Making it Through the Water Crisis"

This blog post by Lesley Green was initiated in response to an email from a journalist who asked for comment on the Cape water crisis. His email was titled "Will Cape Town survive the deadliest water crisis?." Green responds that this is not “the deadliest” water crisis and that the city...Read more

Mshai Mwangola on African epistemologies

"As Zora Neale Hurston has argued, Africans have always theorized but in hieroglyphics which is why many people have not got it. And most of the people you have seen today are using hieroglyphics, but it is very deep intellectual work they are doing..." (13:47)

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2013. Tantchou. "Blurring Boundaries: Structural Constraints, Space, Tools, and Agency in an Operating Theater"

Abstract: "This study looks at the interactions between health workers, physical space, surgical tools, and the “patient-body” in an operating theater. My aim is to explore the approaches of Katz, Rawlings, and Collins and to show that when rituals, restrictive...Read more

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