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The Resource "Land is life, conservancy is life." : the San and the N! Jaqna conservancy, Tsumkwe District West, Namibia, Cameron Welch

"Land is life, conservancy is life." : the San and the N! Jaqna conservancy, Tsumkwe District West, Namibia, Cameron Welch

Label
"Land is life, conservancy is life." : the San and the N! Jaqna conservancy, Tsumkwe District West, Namibia
Title
"Land is life, conservancy is life."
Title remainder
the San and the N! Jaqna conservancy, Tsumkwe District West, Namibia
Statement of responsibility
Cameron Welch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Community-based natural resource management or CBNRM, with its attention to community participation, its call for de-centralization of rights to local resource users through democratic and equitable structures, and its potential to deliver benefits to local livelihoods and national conservation interests now forms the predominant strategy for rural development in the communal areas of Namibia. This framework is presumed by the Namibian government and international bodies concerned with conservation and development to deliver measurable and positive economic, environmental, and political results for the State and all of its citizens. For residents of many of the communal areas of Namibia the "Conservancy" has become the primary avenue through which rural residents engage with development and conservation in various efforts to improve local livelihoods and to conserve natural resources. CBNRM has taken on particular form and significance for the San in Namibia. This book examines the current position of the San as marginalized indigenous peoples in Namibia. In doing so, it explores how CBNRM has become a nexus through which questions of indigeneity, conservation and development have come to bear on San communities. Focusing on the experiences of a group of predominantly San communities in the North-East of Namibia, the historical and contemporary situations of the San of the Na Jaqna Conservancy and their engagement with CBNRM are examined. In looking to the future, this work seeks to understand what mechanisms and institutions give indigenous groups, such as the San, a foothold in the State and an avenue though which to navigate and shape their own modernity(ies). This work explores the modalities through which conservation comes together with interests of indigenous groups and how these groups deploy leverage gained through invoking conservation as discourse and practice. In examining San engagements with the Conservancy structures in N+a Jaqna, this study seeks answers not only to the question of what San engagements with CBNRM can tell us about the potential of the CBNRM framework itself for facilitating rural development and conservation, but also the question of what engagement with CBNRM can tell us about how the San of Namibia actively engage in rural development. The following work focuses not solely on how policies and governmental or non-governmental interventions have impacted San realities and life ways, but also the ways in which the San of Na Jaqna have negotiated, impacted, and shaped these processes
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Welch, Cameron
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Basel Namibia studies series
Series volume
20
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural resources
  • Natural resources conservation areas
  • San (African people)
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Sustainable living
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Natural resources conservation areas
  • Natural resources
  • San (African people)
  • Sustainable living
  • Namibia
Label
"Land is life, conservancy is life." : the San and the N! Jaqna conservancy, Tsumkwe District West, Namibia, Cameron Welch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-257) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction; The San in Namibia; The San and CBNRM; The San and Development; The San and Land Reform; The San and Indigenous Rights; The San and Anthropology; Positionality; Methodology; Structure of Book; 2. The San and Tsumkwe West; The Land Before South African Presence; The Arrival of the Commissioner; Conflict and the Peopling of Tsumkwe West; Peace Comes and Some People Go; The SADF Legacy in a Newly Independent Namibia; The ELCN Project; WIMSA; Establishment of the N! Jaqna Conservancy
  • 3. Namibian San and Indigenous Rights; Indigenous Peoples and their Rights; The San as Indigenous Peoples in Namibia; The Indigenous Rights Perspective; Indigenous Rights in Africa; Indigenous Rights for the San in Namibia; The Flow of Indigenous Rights through the Conservancy; WIMSA; Personal Engagement; The Media; The African Commission; Conservancy Donors; Conclusion; 4. CBNRM in Namibia; Critiques of Development; Community-Based Natural Resource Management; CBNRM in Question; CBNRM in Namibia; Legal Framework of Conservancies in Namibia; Conclusion; 5. CBNRM in N! Jaqna
  • The N! Jaqna Conservancy and the "C" in CBNRM; Boundaries and their Making in the N! Jaqna Conservancy; Participation, CBNRM, and Empowerment in N! Jaqna; Conclusion; 6. Land Reform and the San of N! Jaqna; Southern African Land Reform in the International Context; Land Reform in Namibia; The San and Land Reform in Namibia; Conclusion; 7. San Lands Contested; Consultations and the Terms of Development in N! Jaqna; Why Small-Scale Commercial Farms in the Conservancy Area; Viability of Small-Scale Commercial Farming Units Questioned; San Livelihoods and the Farming Units
  • Cultural Change and Ethnic Conflict; Attempted Land Grabs by Non-State Actors; Views in Support of the Government's Plan; The Divisive and Unifying Effects of the Government's Proposed Farms; Conclusion; 8 Conclusion; Acronyms; Bibliography; Timeline of Developments in Tsumkwe West and Surrounding Area; Click Symbols in the!Kung Language; Meetings Related to Small-Scale Farms
Control code
on1054059207
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783906927039
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvh91xrz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1054059207
Label
"Land is life, conservancy is life." : the San and the N! Jaqna conservancy, Tsumkwe District West, Namibia, Cameron Welch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-257) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction; The San in Namibia; The San and CBNRM; The San and Development; The San and Land Reform; The San and Indigenous Rights; The San and Anthropology; Positionality; Methodology; Structure of Book; 2. The San and Tsumkwe West; The Land Before South African Presence; The Arrival of the Commissioner; Conflict and the Peopling of Tsumkwe West; Peace Comes and Some People Go; The SADF Legacy in a Newly Independent Namibia; The ELCN Project; WIMSA; Establishment of the N! Jaqna Conservancy
  • 3. Namibian San and Indigenous Rights; Indigenous Peoples and their Rights; The San as Indigenous Peoples in Namibia; The Indigenous Rights Perspective; Indigenous Rights in Africa; Indigenous Rights for the San in Namibia; The Flow of Indigenous Rights through the Conservancy; WIMSA; Personal Engagement; The Media; The African Commission; Conservancy Donors; Conclusion; 4. CBNRM in Namibia; Critiques of Development; Community-Based Natural Resource Management; CBNRM in Question; CBNRM in Namibia; Legal Framework of Conservancies in Namibia; Conclusion; 5. CBNRM in N! Jaqna
  • The N! Jaqna Conservancy and the "C" in CBNRM; Boundaries and their Making in the N! Jaqna Conservancy; Participation, CBNRM, and Empowerment in N! Jaqna; Conclusion; 6. Land Reform and the San of N! Jaqna; Southern African Land Reform in the International Context; Land Reform in Namibia; The San and Land Reform in Namibia; Conclusion; 7. San Lands Contested; Consultations and the Terms of Development in N! Jaqna; Why Small-Scale Commercial Farms in the Conservancy Area; Viability of Small-Scale Commercial Farming Units Questioned; San Livelihoods and the Farming Units
  • Cultural Change and Ethnic Conflict; Attempted Land Grabs by Non-State Actors; Views in Support of the Government's Plan; The Divisive and Unifying Effects of the Government's Proposed Farms; Conclusion; 8 Conclusion; Acronyms; Bibliography; Timeline of Developments in Tsumkwe West and Surrounding Area; Click Symbols in the!Kung Language; Meetings Related to Small-Scale Farms
Control code
on1054059207
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 277 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783906927039
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvh91xrz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1054059207

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