Translating Technology in Africa. Volume 1: Metrics | Brill

Thursday, 30 November, 2023 - 12:00

Dear Friends,

We are thrilled to let you know about the publication of the first volume of the open access book series, Translating Technology in Africa. Volume 1: Metrics | Brill.



The book series is a multi-year project, based out of WiSER at Wits University in Johannesburg. The series brings together authors from different disciplines who engage with Science and Technology Studies (STS) to stimulate curiosity about the diversity of sociotechnical assemblages on the African continent. The contributions provide detailed praxeographic examinations of technologies at work in postcolonial contexts. The series of 5 volumes aims to catalyse the development of a field of research that is still in its infancy in Africa and promises to offer novel insights into past, present, and future challenges and opportunities facing the continent. The first volume, on "Metrics", explores practices of quantification and digitisation. The chapters examine how numbers are aggregated and how the resulting metrics shape new realities.

Volume Editors: Richard Rottenburg, Faeeza Ballim, and Bronwyn Kotzen

Contributors of volume: Kevin. P. Donovan, Véra Ehrenstein, Jonathan Klaaren, Emma Park, Helen Robertson, René Umlauf and Helen Verran.

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