Science and society in southern Africa


Science and society in southern Africa

edited by Saul Dubow

(Studies in imperialism / general editor, John M. MacKenzie)

Manchester University Press , Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 2000

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Includes bibliographical references and index



This collection, dealing with case studies drawn from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Mauritius, examines the relationship between scientific claims and practices on the one hand and the exercise of colonial power on the other. It challenges conventional views that portray science as a detached mode of reasoning with the capacity to confer benefits in a more or less even-handed manner. That science has the potential to further the collective good is not fundamentally at issue, but science can also be seen as complicit in processes of colonial domination.


  • Field sciences in scientific fields - entomology, botany and the early ethnographic monograph in the work of H.A. Junod, Patrick Harries
  • making canes credible in colonial Mauritius, William K. Storey
  • a commonwealth of science - the British Association in South Africa, 1905 and 1929, Saul Dubow
  • "for the public benefit" - livestock statistics and expertise in the late-19th century Cape colony, Dawn Nell
  • a mania for measurement -statistics and statecraft in the transition to apartheid, Deborah Posel
  • police dogs and state rationality in early 20th-century South Africa, Keith Shear
  • the race welfare society - eugenics and birth control in Johannesburg, 1930 to 1940, Susanne Klausen
  • doctors and the state - George Gale and South Africa's experiment in social medicine, Shula Marks
  • technical development and the human factor - sciences of development in Rhodesia's Native Affairs Department, Jocelyn Alexander.

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  • Studies in imperialism

    general editor, John M. MacKenzie

    Manchester University Press , Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press


  • ISBN
    • 0719058120
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  • 出版地
    Manchester,New York
  • ページ数/冊数
    x, 241 p.
  • 大きさ
    24 cm
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