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Title LinkDecolonizing nature : strategies for conservation in a post-colonial era / edited by William M. Adams and Martin Mulligan.
Imprint London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan Publications, 2003.
Description xii, 308 p. :  ill., maps ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Contents: Nature and the colonial mind / William M. Adams -- Decolonizing relationships with nature / Val Plumwood -- The ’wild’, the market and the native: indigenous people face new forms of global colonization / Marcia Langton -- Sharing South African National Parks: community land and conservation in a democratic South Africa / Hector Magome and James Murombedzi -- Devolving the expropriation of nature: the "devolution’ of wildlife management in southern Africa / James Murombedzi -- Decolonizing Highland conservation / Mark Toogood -- Responding to place in a post-colonial era: an Australian perspective / John Cameron -- The changing face of nature conservation: reflections on the Australian experience / Penelope Figgis -- When nature won’t stay still: conservation, equilibrium and control / William M. Adams -- Beyond preservation: the challenge of ecological restoration / Adrian Colston -- Feet to the ground in storied landscapes: disrupting the colonial legacy with a poetic politics / Martin Mulligan.
Summary This book explores the enduring influence of the colonial legacy on attitudes about relationships between people and nature in countries that were once part of the British Empire, either at the periphery or the center. Colonial annexation and government were accompanied by the colonization and exploitation of nature, both for production and even in the name of conservation. At the start of the 21st century, the conservation of nature is still of vital importance in these countries, but what should this conservation look like? What ideas can it be based upon? This book argues that there is a need for new forms of ethical engagement between people and nature.
Subject LinkNature conservation -- Colonies -- Great Britain -- Africa -- Philosophy.
LinkNature conservation -- Australia -- Philosophy.
LinkColonization -- Environmental aspects -- Colonies -- Great Britain -- Africa -- History.
LinkColonization -- Environmental aspects -- Australia -- History.
Add.Author LinkAdams, W. M. (William Mark), 1955-
LinkMulligan, Martin.

System Number 000682002
ISBN Link1853837504 (hardback)
Link9781853837500 (hardback)
Link1853837490 (pbk.)
Link9781853837494 (pbk.)

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