Nature conservation in Southern Africa : morality and marginality: towards sentient conservation?

TitleNature conservation in Southern Africa : morality and marginality: towards sentient conservation?
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
Series EditorJ.B. Gewald, M. Spierenburg, and H. Wels
Series titleAfrican dynamics
Issue16
Pagination - 409
Date Published2018///
PublisherBrill
Place PublishedLeiden [etc.]
Publication Languageeng
Keywordshuman-animal relations, nature conservation, Southern Africa, wildlife
Abstract

Nature conservation in southern Africa has always been characterised by an interplay between Capital, specific understandings of Morality, and forms of Militarism, that are all dependent upon the shared subservience and marginalization of animals and certain groups of people in society. Although the subjectivity of people has been rendered visible in earlier publications on histories of conservation in southern Africa, the subjectivity of animals is hardly ever seriously considered or explicitly dealt with. In this edited volume the subjectivity and sentience of animals is explicitly included. The contributors argue that the shared human and animal marginalisation and agency in nature conservation in southern Africa (and beyond) could and should be further explored under the label of 'sentient conservation'. Contributors are Malcolm Draper, Vupenyu Dzingirai, Jan-Bart Gewald, Michael Glover, Paul Hebinck, Tariro Kamuti, Lindiwe Mangwanya, Albert Manhamo, Dhoya Snijders, Marja Spierenburg, Sandra Swart, Harry Wels.

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