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GeoJournal Library

Parks and People in Postcolonial Societies

Experiences in Southern Africa

Authors: Ramutsindela, M.

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Against the background of colonial and postcolonial experiences, this volume shows that power relations and stereotypes embedded in the original Western idea of a national park are a continuing reality of contemporary national and transnational parks. The volume seeks to dispel the myth that colonial beliefs and practices in protected areas have ended with the introduction of ‘new’ nature conservation policies and practices. It explores this continuity against the backdrop of the development of the national park idea in the West, and its trajectories in colonial and postcolonial societies, particularly southern Africa.

This volume analyses the dynamic relations between people and national parks and assesses these in southern Africa against broader experiences in postcolonial societies. It draws examples from a broad range of situations and places. It reinserts issues of prejudices into contemporary national park systems, and accounts for continuities and interruptions in national parks ideals in different contexts. Its interpretation of material transcends the North-South divide.

This volume is accessible to readers from different academic backgrounds. It is of special interest to academics, policymakers and Non-Governmental Organisations. This book can also be used as prescribed or reference material in courses taught at university.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Society-Nature Dualism and Human Gradation

    Pages 1-17

  • The Imprint of Imparkation in Southern Africa

    Pages 18-37

  • The Consequences of National Parks

    Pages 38-54

  • New Nations and Old Parks

    Pages 55-75

  • (Dis)Continuities: Property Regimes in Nature Conservation

    Pages 76-90

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Parks and People in Postcolonial Societies
Book Subtitle
Experiences in Southern Africa
Authors
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
79
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-2843-4
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-2843-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-2842-7
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6731-9
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 192
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