STS in Africa

Bibliography for Annotated Set

Bernal, Victoria. 2014. Nation as Network: Diaspora, Cyberspace, and Citizenship . University of Chicago Press.

Bezuidenhout, Louise, Ann H. Kelly, Sabina Leonelli, and Brian Rappert. 2017. “‘$100 Is Not Much To You’: Open Science and Neglected Accessibilities for Scientific...Read more

4S 2018 Poster: Jarita Holbrook

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

Tichenor, Marlee. 2017. “Data Performativity, Performing Health Work: Malaria and Labor in Senegal.” Medical Anthropology 36 (5): 436–48.

AO: In this 2017 paper by Marlee Tichenor, she uses the concept of data performativity to examine the ways that the data production incorporated into the local fight against malaria in Senegal is conditioned by preconceived ideas of the public health problem of malaria and how these ways to...Read more

Holbrook, Jarita, Hakeem Oluseyi, and Arletha Williams-Livingston. 2012. “Total Solar Eclipse Coverage in Africa: Boundary Maintenance and the Control of ‘Image’ within the African-American Scientific Community.” Critical Arts 26 (5): 762–87.

AO: This 2012 article by Jarita Holbrook et al. focuses on newspaper articles, Internet sites and television broadcasts to analyze the representations of black scientists in the international media. The paper highlights important questions about who defines science, who has the...Read more

Sasso, Anne. 2007. “Jarita Holbrook: Guiding Star.” Science, June.

AO: This 2007 article that appeared in Science about Jarita Holbrook highlights her studies of indigenous African astronomy. Holbrook is quoted as saying: "There is a history of sky-watching all over the world, but the way that we teach astronomy is only Newton and Galileo and...Read more

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