Gun in Central Africa: A History of Technology and Politics

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Why did some central African peoples embrace gun technology in the nineteenth century, and others 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. ...

Gun in Central Africa: A History of Technology and Politics 2016, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821422120

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Gun in Central Africa: A History of Technology and Politics 2016, Ohio University Press

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