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How Knowledge MovesWriting the Transnational History of Science and Technology$
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John Krige

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780226605852

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226606040.001.0001

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California Cloning in French Algeria

California Cloning in French Algeria

Rooting Pieds Noirs and Uprooting Fellahs in the Orange Groves of the Mitidja

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(p.95) Chapter Three California Cloning in French Algeria
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How Knowledge Moves
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Tiago Saraiva

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226606040.003.0004

This chapter deals with the social and political dimensions of citrus production in Algeria under French rule illuminating the role of cloning practices that originated in California in the making of colonial relations. It details what travels and what gets transformed when technoscientific things such as oranges move. Building on Frantz Fanon’s powerful plea for bringing together apparently disparate colonial experiences, I hint at the value of transnational history grounded in concrete movements of people, ideologies, practices, and material artifacts. The aim is to probe the value of history of science and technology in replacing generic notions such as the global south with transnational historical dynamics tying together different spatial realities.

Keywords:   Frantz Fanon, Cloning, Colonial, Oranges, Algeria, California

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