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
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.
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)