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20%OFFHelen Tilley - Africa as a Living Laboratory - 9780226803470 - V9780226803470
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Africa as a Living Laboratory

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Description for Africa as a Living Laboratory Paperback. Tropical Africa was one of the last regions of the world to experience formal European colonialism, a process that coincided with the advent of a range of scientific specialties and research methods. This title studies the thorny relationship between imperialism and the role of scientific expertise in the colonization of British Africa. Num Pages: 528 pages, 8 colour plates, 2 halftones, 8 line drawings, 48 tables. BIC Classification: 1H; 3JH; 3JJ; HBJH; HBLL; HBTQ; PDX. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 229 x 156 x 30. Weight in Grams: 718.
Tropical Africa was one of the last regions of the world to experience formal European colonialism, a process that coincided with the advent of a range of new scientific specialties and research methods. "Africa as a Living Laboratory" is an ambitious study of the thorny relationship between imperialism and the role of scientific expertise - environmental, medical, racial, and anthropological - in the colonization of British Africa. A key source for Helen Tilley's analysis is the African Research Survey, a project undertaken in the 1930s to explore how modern science was being applied to African problems. This project both embraced ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
The University of Chicago Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Condition
New
Weight
726g
Number of Pages
520
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226803470
SKU
V9780226803470
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About Helen Tilley
Helen Tilley is affiliated with the Department of Medical History and Bioethics and the Program in African Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She is the editor, with Robert Gordon, of Ordering Africa: Anthropology, European Imperialism, and the Politics of Knowledge.

Reviews for Africa as a Living Laboratory
"This is an ingenious book that will establish Helen Tilley as a considerable authority in the field. Tilley's unusually rich and sensitive exploration of primary materials and firm grounding in the existing literature will help students and scholars reorient their understanding of the crucial roles scientific agencies played both in imperial administration and economic development." (Simon Schaffer, University of Cambridge)" ... Read more

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