Wildlife Between Empire and Nation in Twentieth-Century Africa
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Traces the emergence of wildlife policy in eastern and central Africa over a century. Spanning from imperial conquest, the consolidation of colonial rule, the rise of nationalism, and the emergence of neocolonial and neoliberal institutions, this book shows how these fundamental twentieth century trends shaped the relationships between humans and animals in five African countries. A set of key themes emergeschanging 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 Africaone which has lasted into the twenty-first century.
History; Conservation; Colonialism in africa; Wildlife policy in africa; Neocolonialism
African History | Arts and Humanities | History
Wildlife Between Empire and Nation in Twentieth-Century Africa.