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.
Check out this recent book review if interested: Koot, S. (2018). Whiteness and nature conservation in Zimbabwe. Book review of The Nature of Whiteness: Race, Animals, and Nation in Zimbabwe, by Yuka Suzuki. Journal of Southern African Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03057070.2018.1464723: 2018 – Koot – Whiteness and nature conservation in Zimbabwe (book review)
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
I have opened a new page (Blogs) on my website where I will regularly post a blog about ongoing research. Today I have posted my first blog: Tourism, labour and the rhino poaching crisis in South Africa
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)
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
This recent publication is the last in a series of three papers about sustainable tourism. The first one was by me (Koot (2016), Contradictions of capitalism in the Kalahari), then Keyan Tomaselli responded to this paper with Picking on the poor (2017), to which I was invited to write a short response (Poor picking) in the…Read more New publication: Poor picking