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Decolonizing nature : strategies for conservation in a postcolonial era

Author: W M Adams; Martin Mulligan
Publisher: Sterling, Va. : Earthscan Publications, 2003.
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"Decolonizing Nature explores the influence of the colonial legacy on contemporary conservation, and on ideas about the relationships between people, polities and nature in countries and cultures that were once part of the British Empire. It locates the historical development of the theory and practice of conservation - at both the periphery and the centre - firmly within the context of this legacy, and considers  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W M Adams; Martin Mulligan
ISBN: 1853837490 9781853837494 1853837504 9781853837500
OCLC Number: 223392206
Description: xii, 308 : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Nature and the colonial mind / William M. Adams --
Decolonizing relationships with nature / Val Plumwood --
The 'wild', the market and the native: indigenous people face new forms of global colonization / Marcia Langton --
Sharing South African National Parks: community land and conservation in a democratic South Africa / Hector Magome and James Murombedzi --
Devolving the expropriation of nature: the "devolution' of wildlife management in southern Africa / James Murombedzi --
Decolonizing Highland conservation / Mark Toogood --
Responding to place in a post-colonial era: an Australian perspective / John Cameron --
The changing face of nature conservation: reflections on the Australian experience / Penelope Figgis --
When nature won't stay still: conservation, equilibrium and control / William M. Adams --
Beyond preservation: the challenge of ecological restoration / Adrian Colston --
Feet to the ground in storied landscapes: disrupting the colonial legacy with a poetic politics / Martin Mulligan.
Responsibility: edited by William M. Adams and Martin Mulligan.
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