DISCURSIVE RISKS: What are the analyst’s epistemic assumptions of “Africa”?

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Angela Okune's picture
August 15, 2018

AO: Interestingly, von Schnitzler merges a macro and techno analysis to argue that technology itself becomes a political terrain for the negotiation of moral-political questions about limits, entitlements and obligations of citizenship in SA (671). She does not touch on data or data infrastructures per say nor heavily looks at ecological conditions.

AO: (August 28, 2018): During Natasha Vally's keynote panel at the 4S pre-conference workshop on STS in Africa, she cautioned against romaticizing "breaking" and not to celebrate the breaking. I think this highlights perhaps a discursive risk in this piece.

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