STS in Africa: Deutero

This essay answers the analytic question: "How is this analyst denoting and "worrying" about “Africa”?. Within the annotated set, STS scholars working with diverse epistemic communities in “Africa” have indicated concerns with how transnational scientific partnerships and agreements are reproducing colonial power dynamics (Crane 2010Coban 2018) and how to move beyond oversimplified (Tichenor 2017Bezuidenhout 2017), deficit models (Wenzel and Tousignant, 2016) towards more agential ways (Mavhunga 2014) to decolonizing the production of scientific knowledge (Foster 2017Wahome 2018) and thinking about Africa’s contribution to the world (and global theory) (Breckenridge 2015, 2018Tousignant 2018).

This essay is part of a broader orals document by Angela Okune querying Science and Technology Studies in Africa. Sub-essays within the orals doc can be accessed directly through the following links: Discursive RiskDeuteroMetaMacroMicroNanoTechnoDataEco.


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August 2, 2018

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Angela Okune. 2 August 2018, "STS in Africa: Deutero", STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 24 August 2018, accessed 1 October 2023.