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Tsetse Invasions

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in Transient Workspaces: Technologies of Everyday Innovation in Zimbabwe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027243
eISBN:
9780262326155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027243.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines how European colonizers under siege from the deadly tsetse fly deferred to African hunters in the absence of any remedies of their own. It considers the disruptive role of ... More


The Professoriate of the Hunt and the Tsetse Fly

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in Transient Workspaces: Technologies of Everyday Innovation in Zimbabwe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262027243
eISBN:
9780262326155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027243.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter examines how European colonizers under siege from the deadly tsetse fly in Africa turned to the professoriate of the hunt in the absence of any remedies of their own. Until the ... More


Sleeping Sickness and the Ordering of the South

Heather Bell

in Frontiers of Medicine in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899–1940

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207498
eISBN:
9780191677694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207498.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks at disease control in a part of Sudan that was arguably the Gezira's polar opposite. Located at the heart of the country, the Gezira was an environment ordered, although never ... More


Ectoparasites

Tim Caro

in Zebra Stripes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226411019
eISBN:
9780226411156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226411156.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Experimental studies show that glossinid tsetse flies and tabanid horse flies do not like to land on striped surfaces. To extend these findings, rates of tail swishing and being bothered by insects ... More


Multifactorial analyses

Tim Caro

in Zebra Stripes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226411019
eISBN:
9780226411156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226411156.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

The seven equid species and twenty subspecies have different striping patterns on various parts of their bodies. These areas were each coded for stripe number and intensity. Species’ and subspecies’ ... More


How Vanhu Managed Tsetse

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262535021
eISBN:
9780262345859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262535021.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows that vanhu vatema understood mobility as the centerpiece of their interactions with the insect. It commences from a view of vatema's management of mhesvi as a site of innovation, ... More


The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262535021
eISBN:
9780262345859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262535021.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The tsetse fly is a pan-African insect that bites an infective forest animal and ingests blood filled with invisible parasites, which it carries and transmits into cattle and people as it bites them, ... More


Introducing Mhesvi and Ruzivo Rwemhesvi

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262535021
eISBN:
9780262345859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262535021.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. It begins with a discussion of the term mhesvi, the name that vedzimbahwe—the people associated with the zimbabwe (stone ... More


Translation into Science and Policy

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262535021
eISBN:
9780262345859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262535021.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the processes of translation through which ruzivo rwevatema (knowledge of black people) entered the pantheon of ruzivo rwevarungu (knowledge of varungu or vachana) and, later, ... More


Knowing a Fly

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262535021
eISBN:
9780262345859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262535021.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines what one government official called “an intelligence system of tsetse”—a thoroughly intrusive infrastructure and procedure of knowing this chipukanana (principally its ... More


How to Trap a Fly

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262535021
eISBN:
9780262345859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262535021.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter considers one of the stratagems developing out of an intelligence system of mhesvi, trapping systems. This approach was based on the underlying principle that the chipukanana had very ... More


Exposing the Fly to Its Enemies

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262535021
eISBN:
9780262345859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262535021.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter builds on and contributes to literature on arboricides or herbicides, which currently is strongest in the United States, where some of the chemicals and equipment used to deny ndedzi ... More


Starving the Fly

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262535021
eISBN:
9780262345859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262535021.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the deployment of huntsmen called magocha to eliminate mhuka, the primary bloodmeal source of mhesvi, and thus starve it. It opens with an interview with one such magocha. ... More


Unleashed: Mhesvi in a Time of War

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262535021
eISBN:
9780262345859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262535021.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the abandonment of “tsetse control operations” as the war of self-liberation intensified, into the fog of war in which the methods designed for mhesvi and other pests are ... More


Cordon Sanitaire: Prophylactic Settlement

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262535021
eISBN:
9780262345859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262535021.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the deliberate replacement and overcrowding of vatema as forest-clearing agents and shields against ndedzi. It focuses on the use of fencing and forced resettlement of vatema ... More


The German Conquest

Andrew Coulson

in Tanzania: A Political Economy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679966
eISBN:
9780191765964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679966.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Germans faced over fifty revolts against their rule. Bwana Heri surrendered because of hunger, not defeat, just when he had united most of the inland tribes to fight the Germans. In 1891, Mkwawa ... More


Attacking the Fly from Within: Parasitization and Sterilization

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262535021
eISBN:
9780262345859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262535021.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the method of killing the mhesvi from within its body. The argument made is that attacking mhesvi from within represents the applied value of the knowledge of mhesvi's ... More


The Work of Ground Spraying: Incoming Machines in Vatema’s Hands

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262535021
eISBN:
9780262345859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262535021.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on ground spraying. It is organized into three sections. The first concerns the strategic deployment of inbound spraying equipment to perform or operationalize specific ... More


Traffic Control: A Surveillance System for Unwanted Passengers

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

in The Mobile Workshop: The Tsetse Fly and African Knowledge Production

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262535021
eISBN:
9780262345859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262535021.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter takes the mobility discussion in a totally different direction—away from trains, from vanhu (humans) and means and ways as the central actors, to mhesvi subverting the transport systems ... More


Other Species Affect Our Biogeography

Alexander H. Harcourt

in Human Biogeography

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520272118
eISBN:
9780520951778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520272118.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Parasites and diseases vary regionally, and therefore so does human physiology. For example, people who live in malarial areas have a different hemoglobin than do people who live outside malarial ... More


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