META: What discourses does the analyst consider/leverage to characterize/theorize science and technology in Africa?

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Angela Okune's picture
August 15, 2018
  • AO: Von Schnitzler engages with anthropological work on infrastructure and discussions about modernity. Citing Start, she uses an “ethnography of infrastructure” approach with a geneological approach of how the tech travels over time and space.

  • AO: Von Schnitzler pulls STS approaches to look at the political and looks at the material and embedded grounds of politics.

  • AO: Von Schnitzler leverages the concept of “politeness” to denotes a techno-politics that operates on a micro-political terrain and is centrally preoccupied with the “relationship between subjectivity, ethical dispositions, and the technical” (677).

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