9781844077144

Electric Capitalism : Recolonising Africa on the Power Grid

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  • ISBN13:

    9781844077144

  • ISBN10:

    1844077144

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 4/30/2009
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Summary

This book provides an innovative theoretical framework for understanding electricity and capitalism in Africa, followed by a series of case studies that examine different aspects of electricity supply and consumption. Written by leading academics and activists, Electric Capitalismoffers a cutting-edge, yet accessible, overview of one of the most important developments in Africa today--with direct implications for health, gender equity, environmental sustainability and socio-economic justice. From nuclear power through prepaid electricity meters to the massive dam projects taking place in central Africa, an understanding of electricity reforms on the continent help shape our insights into development debates in Africa, particularly the expansion of neoliberal capitalism more generally.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Technology and environment
Sun
Heat
Light
Sound
Air
Water
Fire
Ecological design
Appendices
Notes
Further reading
Index
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