African Histories and Modernities

Wildlife between Empire and Nation in Twentieth-Century Africa

Authors: Schauer, Jeffrey

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  • Covers uniquely broad geographic and temporal frames—five countries and the entire twentieth century
  • Documents how major shifts in the twentieth century shaped African wildlife governance in enduring ways
  • Highlights the roles of figures such as imperial and global advocates, game wardens, park managers, hunters, farmers, nationalists, and missionaries
  • Appeals to scholars of African history, imperial history, colonialism and postcolonial studies, and environmental history
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This book traces the emergence of wildlife policy in colonial eastern and central Africa over the course of a century. Spanning from imperial conquest through the consolidation of colonial rule, the rise of nationalism, and the emergence of neocolonial and neoliberal institutions, this book shows how these fundamental themes of the twentieth century shaped the relationships between humans and animals in what are today Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Malawi. A set of key themes emerges—changing administrative forms, militarization, nationalism, science, and a relentlessly broadening constituency for wildlife. Jeff Schauer illuminates how each of these developments were contingent upon the colonial experience, and how they fashioned a web of structures for understanding and governing wildlife in Africa—one which has lasted into the twenty-first century.

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Jeff Schauer is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.

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“A worthy contribution to the history of wildlife conservation in Africa. It should not only interest scholars in disciplines like anthropology, ecology, geography, history, and political science, but also conservationists and general readers. Indeed, this lucid and well-documented work aptly advances the debate on wildlife conservation not just in Africa, but also more broadly.” (Reuben Matheka, Associate Professor of History, Egerton University, Kenya)

“This is an ambitious book that more than meets its promise. Jeff Schauer’s painstaking research on five African countries reveals the way in which wildlife conservation ideas and personnel circulated in the region and produced unique regimes embedded in their time and place. At the heart of these circulations are African workers and politicians managing a resource in which global audiences have been—and remain—invested.”  (Julie Weiskopf, Assistant Professor of History, Gonzaga University, USA)

 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Schauer, Jeff

  • Imperial Ark: Imperial Preservationists and African Wildlife

    Pages 17-27

    Schauer, Jeff

  • Governing the Game: Expertise, Administration, and the Making of Colonial Wildlife Policy in Uganda and Northern Rhodesia

    Pages 29-70

    Schauer, Jeff

  • Government Cattle: Anti-Wildlife Politics in East and Central Africa

    Pages 71-108

    Schauer, Jeff

  • Deferring Uhuru: Decolonization and the Coming of the Global Wildlife Preservation Movement

    Pages 109-155

    Schauer, Jeff

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eBook $64.99
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Hardcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-02882-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wildlife between Empire and Nation in Twentieth-Century Africa
Authors
Series Title
African Histories and Modernities
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02883-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02883-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02882-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 284
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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