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The speed of change : motor vehicles and people in Africa, 1890-2000

Author: Jan-Bart Gewald; Sabine Luning; Klaas van Walraven
Publisher: Leiden : Brill, 2009.
Series: Afrika-Studiecentrum series, 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the early 1900s the motor-vehicle (car, bus, lorry or motor-cycle) was introduced in sub-Saharan Africa This edited volume of eleven contributions by historians, anthropologists, social and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Speed of change
(NL-LeOCL)354735217
(OCoLC)825839222
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan-Bart Gewald; Sabine Luning; Klaas van Walraven
ISBN: 9789004177352 9004177353
OCLC Number: 819309241
Description: XII, 298 p. : foto's, krt. ; 24 cm.
Contents: ContentsList of photographs ixList of maps xPreface xiMOTOR VEHICLES AND PEOPLE IN AFRICA: AN INTRODUCTION 1Jan-Bart Gewald, Sabine Luning & Klaas van WalravenPART I: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES1 PEOPLE, MINES AND CARS: TOWARDS A REVISION OFZAMBIAN HISTORY, 1890-1930 21Jan-Bart Gewald2 MOTORCARS AND MODERNITY: PINING FOR PROGRESSIN PORTUGUESE GUINEA, 1915-1945 48Philip J. Havik3. VEHICLE OF SEDITION: THE ROLE OF TRANSPORT WORKERSIN SAWABA'S REBELLION IN NIGER, 1954-1966 75Klaas van WalravenPART II: ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES4 HUG ME, HOLD ME TIGHT! THE EVOLUTION OF PASSENGERTRANSPORT IN LUANDA AND HUAMBO (ANGOLA),1975-2000 107Carlos M. Lopes5. STRIKING GOLD IN COTONOU? THREE CASES OFENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE EURO-WEST AFRICANSECOND-HAND CAR TRADE IN BENIN 127Joost Beuving8 table of contentsPART III: ANTROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES6 THE ART OF TRUCK MODDING ON THE NILE (SUDAN):AN ATTEMPT TO TRACE CREATIVITY 151Kurt Beck7 THE HILUX AND THE `BODY THROWER': KHAT TRANSPORTERSIN KENYA 175Neil Carrier8 MODERN CHARIOTS: SPEED AND MOBILITY IN CONTEMPORARY`SMALL' WARS IN THE SAHARA 191Georg Klute9 RELIGION ON THE ROAD: THE SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE OF ROADTRAVEL IN GHANA 212Gabriel Klaeger10 A CHIEF'S FATAL CAR ACCIDENT: POLITICAL HISTORY ANDMORAL GEOGRAPHY IN BURKINA FASO 232Sabine Luning11 `ANYWAY!': LORRY INSCRIPTIONS IN GHANA 253Sjaak van der GeestList of authors 295Index 297
Series Title: Afrika-Studiecentrum series, 13.
Responsibility: ed. by Jan-Bart Gewald, Sabine Luning, Klaas van Walraven.

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