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The Resource The Politics of Nature and Science in Southern Africa

The Politics of Nature and Science in Southern Africa

Label
The Politics of Nature and Science in Southern Africa
Title
The Politics of Nature and Science in Southern Africa
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book brings together recent and ongoing empirical studies to examine two relational kinds of politics, namely, the politics of nature, i.e. how nature conservation projects are sites on which power relations play out, and the politics of the scientific study of nature. These are discussed in their historical and present contexts, and at specific sites on which particular human-environment relations are forged or contested. This spatio-temporal juxtaposition is lacking in current research on political ecology while the politics of science appears marginal to critical scholarship on social nature. Specifically, the book examines power relations in nature-related activities, demonstrates conditions under which nature and science are politicised, and also accounts for political interests and struggles over nature in its various forms. The ecological, socio-political and economic dimensions of nature cannot be ignored when dealing with present-day environmental issues. Nature conservation regulations are concerned with the management of flora and fauna as much as with humans. Various chapters in the book pay attention to the ways in which nature, science and politics are interrelated and also co-constitutive of each other. They highlight that power relations are naturalised through science and science-related institutions and projects such as museums, botanical gardens, wetlands, parks and nature reserves
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ramutsindela, Maano
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental sciences
  • Nature conservation
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Nature conservation
  • Africa, Southern
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
Label
The Politics of Nature and Science in Southern Africa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Part I. Reflections on the politics of nature and science -- 1. Introductory notes on the politics of nature and science / Maano Ramutsindela, Giorgio Miescher, Melanie Boehi and Tanja Hammel -- 2. Political dynamics of human-environment relations / Maano Ramutsindela -- part II. Institutionalised scientific power -- 3. Racial difference in Mary Elizabeth Barber's knowledge on insects / Tanja Hammel -- 4. Hamburg's Botanical Museum and German colonialism : nature in the hands of science, commerce and political power / Gabriele Kranz -- 5. Circulating nature : from north-eastern Namibia to South Africa and back, 1960-1990 / Luregn Lenggenhager -- 6. Rehabilitating the 'Ovambo cattle' : veterinary science and cattle breeding in early colonial Namibia / Giorgio Miescher and Anna Voegeli -- part III. Plants and power -- 7. Medicinal plants in South Africa / Diana Gibson -- 8. "Flowers are South Africa's silent ambassadors" : flower shows and botanical diplomacy in South Africa / Melanie Boehi -- part IV. Impoverished environmentalism -- 9. The comprehensive hunting ban : strengthening the state through participatory conservation in contemporary Botswana / Annette LaRocco -- 10. Land relations and property rights in central-north Namibia's communal areas / Romie Vonkie Nghitevelekwa -- 11. Local community disempowerment at the (trans)frontier / Ndidzulafhi Innocent Sinthumule -- 12. On identities, ways of knowing and interactions across difference in collaborative urban nature conservation at Macassar dunes, Cape Town / Marnie Graham -- 13. Fragile ground, contested soil : dynamics of tenure and policy in the Bamenda wetlands / Sandro Simon -- part V. Interventions -- 14. Hidden struggles in conservation : people's resistance in Southern Africa / Frank Matose -- 15. 'Before we start' : science and power in the constitution of Africa / Elísio Macamo
Control code
ocn960040857
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (346)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783905758870
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 957859
  • 22573/ctvh91w0w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960040857
Label
The Politics of Nature and Science in Southern Africa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Part I. Reflections on the politics of nature and science -- 1. Introductory notes on the politics of nature and science / Maano Ramutsindela, Giorgio Miescher, Melanie Boehi and Tanja Hammel -- 2. Political dynamics of human-environment relations / Maano Ramutsindela -- part II. Institutionalised scientific power -- 3. Racial difference in Mary Elizabeth Barber's knowledge on insects / Tanja Hammel -- 4. Hamburg's Botanical Museum and German colonialism : nature in the hands of science, commerce and political power / Gabriele Kranz -- 5. Circulating nature : from north-eastern Namibia to South Africa and back, 1960-1990 / Luregn Lenggenhager -- 6. Rehabilitating the 'Ovambo cattle' : veterinary science and cattle breeding in early colonial Namibia / Giorgio Miescher and Anna Voegeli -- part III. Plants and power -- 7. Medicinal plants in South Africa / Diana Gibson -- 8. "Flowers are South Africa's silent ambassadors" : flower shows and botanical diplomacy in South Africa / Melanie Boehi -- part IV. Impoverished environmentalism -- 9. The comprehensive hunting ban : strengthening the state through participatory conservation in contemporary Botswana / Annette LaRocco -- 10. Land relations and property rights in central-north Namibia's communal areas / Romie Vonkie Nghitevelekwa -- 11. Local community disempowerment at the (trans)frontier / Ndidzulafhi Innocent Sinthumule -- 12. On identities, ways of knowing and interactions across difference in collaborative urban nature conservation at Macassar dunes, Cape Town / Marnie Graham -- 13. Fragile ground, contested soil : dynamics of tenure and policy in the Bamenda wetlands / Sandro Simon -- part V. Interventions -- 14. Hidden struggles in conservation : people's resistance in Southern Africa / Frank Matose -- 15. 'Before we start' : science and power in the constitution of Africa / Elísio Macamo
Control code
ocn960040857
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (346)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783905758870
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 957859
  • 22573/ctvh91w0w
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960040857

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