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The Gun in Central Africa: A History of Technology and Politics

Macola, Giacomo (2016) The Gun in Central Africa: A History of Technology and Politics. New African Histories . Ohio University Press, USA, 266 pp. ISBN 978-0-8214-2212-0. E-ISBN 978-0-8214-4555-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Drawing on a range of theoretical concepts originating from outside the field of African studies, this book offers the first thorough history of firearms in Central Africa between the early nineteenth and the early twentieth century. The book approaches the trajectory of firearms in Central Africa from a culturally sensitive perspective that embraces both the practical applications of guns and the set of values and meanings that they have been taken to encompass. Intended as an exploration of the intersections between technology, society, politics and culture, it adopts a comparative perspective to chart, and account for, different user and potential user reactions to the same externally-introduced technology.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Giacomo Macola
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 12:27 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44390 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Macola, Giacomo: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6119-2016
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