New publication! The limits of economic benefits: Adding social affordances to the analysis of trophy hunting of the Khwe and Ju/’hoansi in Namibian community-based natural resource management, in the journal Society & Natural Resources

This paper addresses the important issue of trophy hunting in Namibia, among two Bushmen groups, which is often presented as a crucial element in 'community-based natural resource management'. However, the economic benefits that trophy hunting brings to communities are very limited, and the strong focus on such benefits perpetuates socio-economic inequality based on a global…Read more New publication! The limits of economic benefits: Adding social affordances to the analysis of trophy hunting of the Khwe and Ju/’hoansi in Namibian community-based natural resource management, in the journal Society & Natural Resources

New publication! Autoethnography and power in a tourism researcher position: A self-reflexive exploration of unawareness, memories and paternalism among Namibian Bushmen.

Happy 2019! This book chapter is about power relations of NGO workers and researchers who work with marginalised people. Moreover, it is a methodological exploration of the usage of one's memory in autoethnography. As usual, all my papers are open acess under 'Publications'. Koot, S. (2019). Autoethnography and power in a tourism researcher position: A…Read more New publication! Autoethnography and power in a tourism researcher position: A self-reflexive exploration of unawareness, memories and paternalism among Namibian Bushmen.

New publication: The Bushman brand in southern African tourism: An indigenous modernity in a neoliberal political economy.

Check out this new publication about structural processes of branding people: Koot, S. (2018). The Bushman brand in southern African tourism: An indigenous modernity in a neoliberal political economy. In R. Fleming Puckett and I. Kazunobu (Eds.), Research and activism among the Kalahari San today:  Ideals, challenges, and debates. Senri Ethnological Studies 99 (pp. 231-250). Osaka: National…Read more New publication: The Bushman brand in southern African tourism: An indigenous modernity in a neoliberal political economy.

New publication: Authenticity and the contradictions of the ‘ecotourism script’: Global marketing and local politics in Ghana

Dear all, Please see here my latest publication, that I have worked on with three colleagues, about marketing and ecotourism in Ghana: Büscher, B., Van den Breemer, R,. Fletcher, R. and Koot, S. (2017). Authenticity and the contradictions of the ‘ecotourism script’: Global marketing and local politics in Ghana. Critical Arts 31 (4), 37-52. 2017…Read more New publication: Authenticity and the contradictions of the ‘ecotourism script’: Global marketing and local politics in Ghana

New publication: Old wine in a new bottle (film review of Down to Earth)

This new publication is a film review of Down to Earth (see also http://www.downtoearthfilm.com/), which became unexpectedly popular in the Netherlands and Belgium (and likely more countries will follow). In short, I would call it a road movie with a message about sustainability and the role indigenous people can play in this. You can read…Read more New publication: Old wine in a new bottle (film review of Down to Earth)