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Title The speed of change : motor vehicles and people in Africa, 1890-2000 / edited by Jan-Bart Gewald, Sabine Luning, Klaas van Walraven
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 298 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Afrika-Studiecentrum series, 1570-9310 ; v. 13
Afrika-Studiecentrum series ; v. 13
Contents List of Photographs -- List of Maps -- Preface: Motor Vehicles and People in Africa : An Introduction / Jan-Bart Gewald, Sabine Luning & Klaas van Walraven -- Part I: Historical Perspectives -- Chapter 1. People, Mines and cars: Towards a Revision of Zambian History, 1890-1930 / Jan-Bart Gewald -- Chapter 2. Motor cars and Modernity: Pining for Progress in Portuguese Guinea, 1915-1945 / Philip J. Havik -- Chapter 3. Vehicle of Sedition:The Role of Transport Workers in Sawaba's Rebellion in Niger, 1954-1966 / Klaas van Walraven -- Part II: Economic Perspectives -- Chapter 4. Hug me, Hold me Tight! The Evolution of Passenger Transport in Luanda and Huambo (Angola), 1975-2000 / Carlos M. Lopes -- Chapter 5. Striking Gold in Cotonou? Three Cases of Entrepreneur-Ship in the Euro-West African Second-Hand car Trade in Benin / Joost Beuving -- Part III: Antropological Perspectives -- Chapter 6. The Art of Truck Modding on the Nile (Sudan): An Attempt to Trace Creativity / Kurt Beck -- Chapter 7. The Hilux and the "Body Thrower" : Khat Transporters in Kenya / Neil Carrier -- Chapter 8. Modern chariots: Speed and Mobility in Contemporary "small" Wars in the Sahara / Georg Klute -- Chapter 9. Religion on the Road: The Spiritual Experience of Road Travel in Ghana / Gabriel Klaeger -- Chapter 10. A chief's Fatal car Accident: Political History and Moral Geography in Burkina Faso / Sabine Luning -- Chapter 11. "Anyway!" : Lorry Inscriptions in Ghana / Sjaak van der Geest -- List of Authors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Motor vehicles -- Social aspects -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Transportation, Automotive -- Social aspects -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Africa -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Gewald, Jan-Bart.
Luning, Sabine.
Walraven, Klaas van, 1958-
LC no. 2009022052
ISBN 1282603027
9047430794 (electronic bk.)
9789047430797 (electronic bk.)