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    Protest, conflict and litigation: dissent or libel in resistance to a conservancy in north-west Namibia

    Sullivan, Sian (2003) Protest, conflict and litigation: dissent or libel in resistance to a conservancy in north-west Namibia. In: Berglund, E. and Anderson, D. (eds.) Ethnographies of Conservation: Environmentalism and the Distribution of Privilege. Oxford, UK: Berghahn, pp. 69-86. ISBN 9781571816962.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Anthropologists know that conservation often disempowers already under-privileged groups, and that it also fails to protect environments. Through a series of ethnographic studies, this book argues that the real problem is not the disappearance of "pristine nature" or even the land-use practices of uneducated people. Rather, what we know about culturally determined patterns of consumption, production and unequal distribution, suggests that critical attention would be better turned on discourses of "primitiveness" and "pristine nature" so prevalent within conservation ideology, and on the historically formed power and exchange relationships that they help perpetuate.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): environmental studies, anthropology
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Dr Sian Sullivan
    Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2013 16:58
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:34
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6051

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