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Transient Workspaces: Technologies of Everyday Innovation in Zimbabwe

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga


This book views technology in Africa from an African perspective. Technology does not always originate in the laboratory in a Western-style building but also in the society in the forest, in the crop field, and in other places where knowledge is made and turned into practical outcomes. African creativities are found in African mobilities. The book shows the movement of people as not merely conveyances across space but transient workspaces. Taking indigenous hunting in Zimbabwe as one example, it explores African philosophies of mobilities as spiritually guided and of the forest as a sacred spa ... More

Keywords: African technology, Africa, indigenous hunting, Zimbabwe, African hunting, spirituality, European colonizers, wildlife conservation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262027243
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027243.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga, author