This special issue of the Zambia Social Science Journal is the product of the fifth CART conference, held in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands, from 28-29 November 2013. Beginning in 2005, the research programme From Muskets to Nokias: Technology, Consumption and Social Change in Central Africa from Pre-Colonial Times to the Present (Leiden University and partners) has facilitated five Central African Research Themes (CART) conferences in the Netherlands and in Zambia. These conferences highlighted research being carried out by researchers associated with the programme, and provided a forum within which researchers could debate and discuss their findings and on-going research intentions. During the final conference in November 2013, the varied research endeavours of the programme were presented and an attempt was made to provide a preliminary synthesis of the programme’s findings.
Ross, Robert and Peša, Iva
"On Counting, Consumption, and Labour: Writing Histories of Central Africa,"
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