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The Resource Africa as a living laboratory : empire, development, and the problem of scientific knowledge, 1870-1950, Helen Tilley

Africa as a living laboratory : empire, development, and the problem of scientific knowledge, 1870-1950, Helen Tilley

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Africa as a living laboratory : empire, development, and the problem of scientific knowledge, 1870-1950
Title
Africa as a living laboratory
Title remainder
empire, development, and the problem of scientific knowledge, 1870-1950
Statement of responsibility
Helen Tilley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 a far-reaching 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 pr
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1968-
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Tilley, Helen
Dewey number
509.6/09034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • African Research Survey
  • African Research Survey
  • Research
  • Research
  • Imperialism and science
  • Imperialism and science
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Africa as a living laboratory : empire, development, and the problem of scientific knowledge, 1870-1950, Helen Tilley
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
An imperial laboratory : scientific societies, geopolitics, and territorial acquisitions -- A development laboratory : the African Research Survey, the machinery of knowledge, and imperial coordination -- An environmental laboratory : "native" agriculture, tropical infertility, and ecological models of development -- A medical laboratory : infectious diseases, ecological methods, and modernization -- A racial laboratory : imperial politics, race prejudice, and mental capacity -- An anthropological laboratory : ethnographic research, imperial administration and magical knowledge -- A living laboratory : ethnosciences, field sciences, and the problem of epistemic pluralism
Control code
ocn719383041
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 496 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283097666
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations, color maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)719383041
Label
Africa as a living laboratory : empire, development, and the problem of scientific knowledge, 1870-1950, Helen Tilley
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
An imperial laboratory : scientific societies, geopolitics, and territorial acquisitions -- A development laboratory : the African Research Survey, the machinery of knowledge, and imperial coordination -- An environmental laboratory : "native" agriculture, tropical infertility, and ecological models of development -- A medical laboratory : infectious diseases, ecological methods, and modernization -- A racial laboratory : imperial politics, race prejudice, and mental capacity -- An anthropological laboratory : ethnographic research, imperial administration and magical knowledge -- A living laboratory : ethnosciences, field sciences, and the problem of epistemic pluralism
Control code
ocn719383041
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 496 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283097666
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
illustrations, color maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)719383041

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