A new paper about Treesleeper Camp, where I used to work long ago and where I will go back soon (and about which I have written various papers in the past). I wrote it together with my collegues Verina Ingram and Mariska Bijsterbosch. The paper addresses the project's challenges at a local level, and how…Read more New paper: State paternalism and institutional degradation at Treesleeper Eco-camp: Community-based tourism and the loss of sovereignty among Bushmen in Namibia
Check out this new paper here. I wrote it together with Robert Fletcher, and it is a critique on contemporary platform capitalism, more specifically on how even 'doing good for free' is these days commodified and depoliticised with the main aim to create more big data. I actually have played a Facebook game for this…Read more New paper: Popular Philanthrocapitalism? The Potential and Pitfalls of Online Empowerment in “Free” Nature 2.0 Initiatives
A new blog post about indigenous peoples and how they respond to branding in our contemporary society, with a special focus on tourism. Enjoy!
I have written this blog post together with Catie Gressier and Robert Hitchcock. It is based on our recent (part) special issue in the Journal of Southern African Studies 42(2), about Belonging, Indigeneity, Land and Nature in Southern Africa under Neoliberal Capitalism. A good read for the summer holidays!
This paper was written by Christa van der Wulp and myself. Christa has also done the fieldwork for it. Moreover, it is again part of the special issue in the Journal of Southern African Studies and the last paper that I have contributed to in the special issue. You can read the paper open acces…Read more New publication: Van der Wulp, C. and Koot, S. (2019). Immaterial Indigenous Modernities in the Struggle against Illegal Fencing in the N≠a Jaqna Conservancy, Namibia: Genealogical Ancestry and ‘San-ness’ in a ‘Traditional Community’. Journal of Southern African Studies
This paper is the first one by myself in the special issue that I announced this morning. I wrote it together with Bram Büscher. Of course, it is accessible on my publications page, here is the abstract: In this article, we analyse the land claim of the South Kalahari Bushmen (≠Khomani) to reflect critically on…Read more New publication: Koot, S. and Büscher, B. (2019). Giving land (back)? Dwelling, indigeneity and the ontological politics of the South Kalahari Bushmen land claim in South Africa. Journal of Southern African Studies
This editorial introduces a part-special issue in the Journal of Southern African Studies, on which I have worked for a few years with fellow guest editors Catie Gressier and Bob Hitchcock. It has its origins in the first international conference of POLLEN, the global Political Ecology Network (http://politicalecologynetwork.com/), named ‘Political Ecologies of Conflict, Capitalism and…Read more New publication: Koot, S. Hitchcock, R. and Gressier, C. (2019). “Belonging, Indigeneity, Land and Nature in Southern Africa under Neoliberal Capitalism: An Overview” (editorial). Journal of Southern African Studies.