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)

New publication: Ju/’hoansi lodging in a Namibian Conservancy

This recent publication is part of a special section called 'The Green Economy in the South' in the full open access journal Conservation and Society: Koot, S. & Van Beek, W.E.A. (2017). Ju/’hoansi lodging in a Namibian Conservancy: CBNRM, tourism and increasing domination. Conservation and Society 15 (2), 136-146: 2017 – Koot and Van Beek…Read more New publication: Ju/’hoansi lodging in a Namibian Conservancy