Publications

 

In press

Koot, S. (in press). Autoethnography and power in a tourism researcher position: A self-reflexive exploration of unawareness, memories and paternalism among Namibian Bushmen. In H. Andrews, L. Dixon and J. Takamitsu (Eds.), Tourism ethnographies. London: Routledge.

Neimark, B. et al. (in press). Speaking power to ‘Post-Truth’: Critical political ecology and the new authoritarianism. Annals of the American Association of Geographers.

Van der Wulp, C. and Koot, S. (in press). Immaterial Indigenous Modernities in the Struggle against Illegal Fencing in the N≠a Jaqna Conservancy, Namibia: Genealogical Ancestry and ‘San-ness’ in a ‘Traditional Community’. Journal of Southern African Studies.

Koot, S. and Büscher, B. (in press). Giving land (back)? Dwelling, indigeneity and the ontological politics of the South Kalahari Bushmen land claim in South Africa. Journal of Southern African Studies.

 

2018

Koot, S. (2018, reprint of a 2016 paper). Contradictions of capitalism in the South African Kalahari: Indigenous Bushmen, their brand and baasskap in tourism. In A. Carr, L. Ruhanen, M. Whitford and B. Lane (Eds.), Sustainable tourism and indigenous peoples (pp. 145-160). London: Routledge. 2018 – Koot – Contradictions of capitalism in the South African Kalahari (book chapter)

Koot, S. (2018). The Bushman brand in southern African tourism: An indigenous modernity in a neoliberal political economy. Senri Ethnological Studies 99, 231-250. 2018 – Koot – The Bushman Brand in Southern African Tourism

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)

 

2017

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 – Authenticity and the Contradictions of the Ecotourism Script

Koot, S. (2017). Old wine in a new bottle: Seeking sustainability among the Earth Keepers. Film review of Down to Earth, by Rolf Winters and Renata Heinen. Current Anthropology 58 (5), 658-686: 2017 – Koot – Old wine in a new bottle (film review)

Koot, S. and 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 – Juhoansi lodging in a Namibian conservancy

Koot, S. (2017). Poor picking: A response to Keyan Tomaselli and a plea for critical research in neo-liberal times. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 25 (8), 1197-1200: 2017 – Koot – Poor picking  (To be able to understand ‘Poor Picking’, please also see Koot (2016), Contradictions of capitalism in the Kalahari and Tomaselli (2017), Picking on the poor.)

Büscher, B., Koot, S. and Nelson, I. (2017). Introduction. Nature 2.0: New Media, Online Activism and the Cyberpolitics of Environmental Conservation. Geoforum 79, 111-113: 2017 – Büscher, Koot and Nelson – Introduction Nature 2.0

Koot, S. (2017). Cultural ecotourism as an indigenous modernity: Namibian Bushmen and two contradictions of capitalism. In H. Kopnina and E. Shoreman-Ouimet (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Environmental Anthropology (pp. 315-326). London: Routledge: 2017 – Koot – Cultural ecotourism as an indigenous modernity (book ch.)

Koot, S. (2017). Ecotourism. In J. Urbanik and C. Johnston (Eds.), Humans and Animals: A Geography of Coexistence (pp. 118-120). Denver: ABC-CLIO: 2017 – Koot – Ecotourism

Koot, S. (2017). Poaching. In J. Urbanik and C. Johnston (Eds.), Humans and Animals: A Geography of Coexistence (pp. 273-275). Denver: ABC-CLIO: 2017 – Koot – Poaching

 

2016

Koot, S. (2016). Perpetuating power through autoethnography: My unawareness of research and memories of paternalism among the indigenous Hai//om in Namibia. Critical Arts 30 (6), 840-854: 2016 – Koot – Perpetuating power through autoethnography

Koot, S., Van Beek, W. and Diemer, J. (2016). The Khwe of Namibia: Foragers between game, tourism and politics. Anthropos 111 (2), 497-511: 2016 – Koot, Van Beek and Diemer – The Khwe of Namibia

Koot, S. (2016). Contradictions of capitalism in the South African Kalahari: Indigenous Bushmen, their brand and baasskap in tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 24 (8&9), 1211-1226: 2016 – Koot – Contradictions of capitalism in the South African Kalahari

Koot, S. (2016). Structural Belonging. Review of At Home in the Okavango: White Batswana Narratives of Emplacement and Belonging, by Catie Gressier. Oxford: Berghahn Books 2015. Current Anthropology, 57 (6): 844-845: 2016 – Koot – Structural belonging (book review)

Koot, S. (2016). Review of Creating Africas: Struggles over nature, conservation and land, by Knut G. Nustad. London: Hurst Publishers, 2015. African Affairs, 115 (460): 580-581: 2016 – Koot – Creating Africas (book rev.)

 

2015

Koot, S. (2015). White Namibians in tourism and the politics of belonging through Bushmen. Anthropology Southern Africa 38 (1&2), 4-15: 2015 – Koot – White Namibians in tourism

 

2013

Koot, S. (2013). Dwelling in tourism: Power and myth amongst Bushmen in southern Africa (PhD dissertation). Leiden: African Studies Centre: 2013 – Koot – Dwelling in tourism – ASC-54 Koot NEW and 2013 – Koot – Dwelling in tourism book cover – 198556-L-os-ASC

 

2012

Hüncke, A., and Koot, S. (2012). The presentation of Bushmen in cultural tourism: Tourists’ images of Bushmen and the tourism provider’s presentation of (Hai//om) Bushmen at Treesleeper Camp, Namibia. Critical Arts 26 (5), 671-689: 2012 – Huncke and Koot – The presentation of Bushmen in cultural tourism

Koot, S. (2012). Treesleeper Camp: A case study of a community tourism project in Tsintsabis, Namibia. In W. Van Beek and A. Schmidt (Eds.), African Hosts & their Guests: Cultural Dynamics of Tourism (pp. 153-175). Woodbridge, Suffolk: James Currey: 2012 – Koot – Treesleeper Camp (book chapter)