In Search of Modernity: Science and Technology in Africa

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Africa World Press, 2003 - 628 páginas
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Africa has been grappling with the question of modernity and modernization for a long time. This quest for modernity, one that is at once global and distinctly African, intensified during the twentieth century, a period that was marked by colonialism, decolonization, and independence, and has become more urgent in the new millennium. Modernity is a profoundly intellectual, cultural, political and economic process and project. It entails, among other things, the ascendancy of science and technology for the productive mobilization and management of resources. In an increasingly knowledge- based global economy, the power of scientific and technological skills is more important than ever. This volume examines Africa's scientific and technological literacy, production, and consumption. Specifically, it focuses on the constraints and challenges, opportunities and developments, and the vision and strategies required to promote the advancement of information technology and biotechnology in Africa in this so-called new age of knowledge economies and globalization. The essays combine concerns for scientific research and policy relevance with academic discourse and development practice, and collectively, they help advance our understanding of the challenges, conditions, and contexts-infrastructural, political, economic, legal, cultural, and social-of science and technology development in Africa.
 

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Mohamed H A Hassan
35
O Akin Adubifa
51
Rubin Patterson
71
Nancy Hafkin
95
Information Technology Development
114
Chris Benner
127
Nora Kasirye Mulira
157
Muta A Tiamiyu
177
James Katzenstein
333
Womens NGOs and Social Change in Uganda Zambia
353
E A Biakolo
373
James C O Nyankori and Ibulaimu Kakoma
385
E Babafunso Sonaiya and O Galman Omitogun
399
P Sseruwagi G OkaoOkuja
415
Charles Onyekachi Akalezi
427
Ian Kumwenda and Wells Kumwenda
451

Deborah Akoth Osiro
201
Sebastian Mathews
223
Khaled Ismail
257
Juliet Evusa
267
Mary F E Ebeling
291
Maurice N Amutabi
311
MisUnderstanding Change in AgroEnvironmental
473
Denis Rugege
507
REFERENCES
549
INDEX
613
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Paul Tiyambe Zeleza is a professor of history and African studies and director of the Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of more than a dozen books, most recently, Rethinking Africas Globalization (2 volumes), Leisure in Urban Africa, and the Routledge Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century African History.

Ibulaimu Kakoma is an associate professor of microbiology and immunology and director of the Hemotropic Diseases Laboratory in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. He is the author or co-author of many scientific publications on tropical infectious diseases.

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