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Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga is Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and
Research Associate of the Center for Indian Studies in Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the author of Transient Workspaces: Technologies of Everyday Innovation in Zimbabwe.

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Technologies of Everyday Innovation in Zimbabwe

In this book, Clapperton Mavhunga views technology in Africa from an African perspective. Technology in his account is not something always brought in from outside, but is also something that ordinary people understand, make, and practice through their everyday innovations or creativities—including things that few would even consider technological. 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.

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In the STI literature, Africa has often been regarded as a recipient of science, technology, and innovation rather than a maker of them. In this book, scholars from a range of disciplines show that STI in Africa is not merely the product of “technology transfer” from elsewhere but the working of African knowledge. Their contributions focus on African ways of looking, meaning-making, and creating.