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The Resource The gun in central Africa : a history of technology and politics, Giacomo Macola

The gun in central Africa : a history of technology and politics, Giacomo Macola

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The gun in central Africa : a history of technology and politics
Title
The gun in central Africa
Title remainder
a history of technology and politics
Statement of responsibility
Giacomo Macola
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why did some central African peoples embrace gun technology in the nineteenth century, and other turn their backs on it? In answering this question, The Gun in Central Africa offers a thorough reassessment of the history of firearms in central Africa. Marrying the insights of Africanist historiography with those of consumption and science and technology studies, Giacomo Macola approaches the subject from a culturally sensitive perspective that encompasses both the practical and the symbolic attributes of firearms. Informed by the view that the power of objects extends beyond their immediate service functions, The Gun in Central Africa presents Africans as agents of technological re-innovation who understood guns in terms of their changing social structure and political interests. By placing firearms at the heart of the analysis, this volume casts new light on processes of state formation and military revolution in the era of the long-distance trade, the workings of central African gender identities and honor cultures, and the politics of the colonial encounter. -- from back cover
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Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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Macola, Giacomo
Dewey number
683.400967
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
U897.A352
LC item number
M33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New African histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Firearms
  • Firearms
  • Firearms
  • Firearms
  • Central Africa
Label
The gun in central Africa : a history of technology and politics, Giacomo Macola
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Firearms and the history of technology in Africa -- Power and international trade in the savanna -- The domestication of the musket on the Upper Zambezi -- The warlord's muskets : the political economy of Garenganze -- Gun societies undone? The effects of British and Belgian rule -- "They disdain firearms" : the relationship between guns and the Ngoni -- Of "martial races" and guns : the politics of honor to the early twentieth century -- Conclusion: gun domestication in historical perspective
Control code
931226922
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 249 pages
Isbn
9780821422120
Lccn
2015046077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)931226922
Label
The gun in central Africa : a history of technology and politics, Giacomo Macola
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Firearms and the history of technology in Africa -- Power and international trade in the savanna -- The domestication of the musket on the Upper Zambezi -- The warlord's muskets : the political economy of Garenganze -- Gun societies undone? The effects of British and Belgian rule -- "They disdain firearms" : the relationship between guns and the Ngoni -- Of "martial races" and guns : the politics of honor to the early twentieth century -- Conclusion: gun domestication in historical perspective
Control code
931226922
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 249 pages
Isbn
9780821422120
Lccn
2015046077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)931226922

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