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Title:Transforming innovations in Africa: explorative studies on appropriation in African societies
Editors:Gewald, Jan-BartISNI
Leliveld, AndreISNI
Pesa, IvaISNI
Series:African Dynamics (ISSN 1568-1777)
City of publisher:Leiden
ISBN:9004245448; 9789004245440; 9004245235; 9789004245235
Geographic term:Africa
social change
conference papers (form)
frugal innovation
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/31975
Abstract:The chapters in this book are based on papers presented at a workshop held in Leiden on 26-28 October 2011. The papers explore how external innovations (products, technologies, services, institutions and processes) have been appropriated in African societies. Contents: Introduction by Jan-Bart Gewald, André Leliveld & Iva Pesa); 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 money innovation (M-Pesa) on Maasai pastoralists in Kenya (Marcel Rutten & Moses Mwangi); From Gao: Sawaba and the politics of decolonization and insurreciton 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 (Marleen Dekker & Bill Kinsey); 'Cassava is our chief': negotiating identity, markets and the State through cassava in Mwinilunga, Zambia (Iva Pesa); 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). [ASC Leiden abstract]