It seems evermore important to get a better understanding of why tourism and conservation spaces in South Africa are still larded with racial segregation that perpetuates for so long, almost 30 years after apartheid was formally abolished. Together with co-authors Bram Buscher and Lerato Thakholi I worked on research that addressed this question, leading to…Read more New paper: The new green apartheid? Race, capital and logics of enclosure in South Africa’s wildlife economy
A great new book chapter led by Bram Buscher and seven other colleagues, including myself, about Convivial Conservation, exploring ways out of the biodiveristy crisis. It is published in Transforming Biodiversity Governance (eds. Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers and Marcel Kok). You can find the chapter again under publications on this website, the whole book is open access.…Read more New book chapter: The convivial conservation imperative: Exploring “biodiversity impact chains” to support structural transformation.
An important paper by myself, Paul Hebinck and Sian Sullivan, was published last Friday (https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2022.2064023), see also the publications page and this Twitter thread by Sian Sullivan: https://twitter.com/SianSullivanUK/status/1526510490192576512. To be able to contextualise this paper a bit: in 2020 the three of us published a methodological/epistemological review paper in Society and Natural Resources about positionality…Read more New paper: Conservation science and discursive violence: A response to two rejoinders
Proud of our latest publication, with Bram Büscher and Lerato Thakholi, based on our most recent work in South Africa over the last few years. A great collaborative effort. I remember the first draft was written when driving in the car! the link to the paper is available on this website, as usual, under 'publications'.…Read more New paper: Fossilized conservation, or the unsustainability of saving nature in South Africa
Authors: Stasja Koot, Lubabun Ni’am, Chantal Wieckardt, Roderick Buiskool, Nadya Karimasari, Joost Jongerden Introduction In this blog post, we explore recent ecotourism developments as capitalist expansion in the buffer zone to the east of the Mount Leuser National Park (MLNP), Sumatra, Indonesia. The close interaction with nature, and some specific charismatic animals, provide for spreading…Read more Privatisation and commodification: Ecotourism as capitalist expansion in Sumatra, Indonesia