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Transforming innovations in Africa : explorative studies on appropriation in African societies / edited by Jan-Bart Gewald, André Leliveld, Iva Peša.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
Format:
  • Book, Conference Proceedings
  • ix, 301 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Title Variation:
Explorative studies on appropriation in African societies
Note:
Papers presented at a workshop held in Leiden during 26-28 October 2011.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
  • Introduction : transforming innovations in Africa : explorative studies on appropriation in African societies / Jan-Bart Gewald, André Leliveld & Iva Peša
  • Who killed innovation in the Cape wine industry? : the story of a stuck fermentation c. 1930-1986 / Paul Nugent
  • Entrepreneurship, colonial monetary economy and the limits of creativity : appropriating trading stores in Northern Namibia, 1925-1980 / Gregor Dobler
  • Frugal innovation in Africa : tracking Unilever's washing-powder sachets / Cees van Beers, Peter Knorringa & André Leliveld
  • Mobile cash for nomadic livestock keepers : the impact of the mobile phone innovation (M-Pesa) on Maasai pastoralists in Kenya / Marcel Rutten & Moses Mwangi
  • From Gao : Sawaba and the politics of decolonization and insurrection in the Songhay zone of Mali and Niger (1957-1964) / Klaas van Walraven
  • From self-help group to water company : the Wandiege community water supply project (Kisumu, Kenya) / Samuel O. Owuor & Dick Foeken
  • 'It is time to start my own farm' : the unforeseen effects of two waves of resettlement on household formation in Zimbabwe / Marken Dekker & Bill Kinsey
  • 'Cassava is our chief' : negotiating identity, markets and the state through cassava in Mwinilunga, Zambia / Iva Peša
  • The social cocktail : weddings and the innovative mixing of competences in Botswana / Rijk van Dijk
  • Of labradors and libraries : the transformation of innovation on a farm in Kibale, western Uganda / Jan-Bart Gewald
  • Engine of change : a social history of the car-mechanics sector in the horn of Africa / Stefano Bellucci & Massimo Zaccaria
  • Water innovations among the Maasai pastoralists of Kenya : the role of outside interventions in the performance of traditional shallow wells / Moses Mwangi & Marcel Rutten
  • Stealing from the railways : Blacksmiths, colonialism and innovation in Northern Nigeria / Shehu Tijjani Yusuf
  • List of authors.
Contributor:
Gewald, Jan-Bart.
Leliveld, Andre.
Peša, Iva.
Series:
African dynamics, 1568-1777 ; v. 11
African dynamics ; 11.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9789004245235
9004245235

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