The Myth of Wild Africa

The Myth of Wild Africa

Africa's wildlife heritage is under siege--and its worst enemy may be traditional conservation methods.

Author: Jonathan S. Adams

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520206711

Category: Nature

Page: 282

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Africa's wildlife heritage is under siege--and its worst enemy may be traditional conservation methods. The authors tell of new conservation programs that include more Africans in the planning, execution, and financial benefits of this multi-billion dollar business.
Categories: Nature

Myth and Reality in the Rain Forest

Myth and Reality in the Rain Forest

Fund for Nature ( WWF ) , known in the United States and Canada by its original name , the World Wildlife Fund . ... or more , myth - based than the older " preservationist " policies debunked in The Myth of Wild Africa .

Author: John F. Oates

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520222520

Category: Nature

Page: 310

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"This book offers a timely, clear-headed, and uniquely important contribution to conservation, one that should be read by all bureaucrats, scientists, and others involved with development projects that supposedly benefit wildlife and wilderness."--George B. Schaller, author of Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe
Categories: Nature

A History of Tourism in Africa

A History of Tourism in Africa

Adams and McShane, The Myth of Wild Africa, 195. 36. Adams and McShane, The Myth of Wild Africa, 197. 37. It was at this time that Fossey was brutally murdered. It is believed that Fossey was killed by a poacher at Karisoke camp, ...

Author: Todd Cleveland

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821447253

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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An engaging social history of foreign tourists’ dreams, the African tourism industry’s efforts to fulfill them, and how both sides affect each other. Since the nineteenth century, foreign tourists and resident tourism workers in Africa have mutually relied upon notions of exoticism, but from vastly different perspectives. Many of the countless tourists who have traveled to the African continent fail to acknowledge or even realize that skilled African artists in the tourist industry repeatedly manufacture “authentic” experiences in order to fulfill foreigners’ often delusional, or at least uninformed, expectations. These carefully nurtured and controlled performances typically reinforce tourists’ reductive impressions—formed over centuries—of the continent, its peoples, and even its wildlife. In turn, once back in their respective homelands, tourists’ accounts of their travels often substantiate, and thereby reinforce, prevailing stereotypes of “exotic” Africa. Meanwhile, Africans’ staged performances not only impact their own lives, primarily by generating remunerative opportunities, but also subject the continent’s residents to objectification, exoticization, and myriad forms of exploitation.
Categories: Business & Economics

New Holy Wars

New Holy Wars

Raymond Bonner, At the Hand ofMan: Peril and Hopefor Africa's Wildlife (New York: Knopf, 1993), 7, 286. 11. ... Jonathan S. Adams and Thomas O. McShane, The Myth of Wild Africa: Conservation Without Illusion (Berkeley and Los Angeles: ...

Author: Robert H. Nelson

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271047324

Category: Business & Economics

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Categories: Business & Economics

The Future of the Wild

The Future of the Wild

Offers a new approach to conservation built upon the latest findings in conservation science, along with the desires of local communities to protect the places where people live and work.

Author: Jonathan S. Adams

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807085103

Category: Nature

Page: 267

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Offers a new approach to conservation built upon the latest findings in conservation science, along with the desires of local communities to protect the places where people live and work.
Categories: Nature

African Study Monographs

African Study Monographs

The Myth of Wild Africa: Conservation Without Illusion. Norton, New York, New York. Alvard, Michael 1995. Intraspecific Prey Choice by Amazonian Hunters. Current Anthropology, 36(5): 789-818. Anderson, David and Richard Grove, eds.

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ISBN: IND:30000070265529

Category: Africa

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Categories: Africa

The Future of the Wild

The Future of the Wild

With appropriate urgency and a thorough understanding of history and the issues, Jonathan Adams offers a sound conservation strategy in The Future of the Wild, using the latest in conservation science as well as the desires of local ...

Author: Jonathan Adams

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807085370

Category: Nature

Page: 296

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With appropriate urgency and a thorough understanding of history and the issues, Jonathan Adams offers a sound conservation strategy in The Future of the Wild, using the latest in conservation science as well as the desires of local communities to protect the places where people live and work. With modern examples, Adams shows how each small success moves conservationists closer to creating protected landscapes large enough to support animals like bison and wolves. Only with freedom to roam through and between these huge lands, using wilderness corridors, can such large animals flourish.
Categories: Nature

Post Empire Imaginaries

Post Empire Imaginaries

For years South Africa's tourism agencies have also touted South Africa as a 'World in One Country', celebrating its ecological ... Jonathan Adams and Thomas McShane, in a carefully researched and argued book on the myth of wild Africa, ...

Author: Barbara Buchenau

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004302280

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 502

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Barbara Buchenau and Virginia Richter’s Post-Empire Imaginaries? Anglophone Literature, History, and the Demise of Empires explores the legacies of different empires across various media, focusing on the spatial, temporal, and critical dimensions of what the editors term the post-empire imaginary.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Wildlife between Empire and Nation in Twentieth Century Africa

Wildlife between Empire and Nation in Twentieth Century Africa

The Lie of the Land: Challenging Received Wisdom on the African Environment (Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1996); Stephanie Hanes, White Man's Game: Saving Animals, Rebuilding Eden, and Other Myths of Conservation in Africa (New York: Henry ...

Author: Jeff Schauer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030028831

Category: History

Page: 284

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This book traces the emergence of wildlife policy in colonial eastern and central Africa over the course of a century. Spanning from imperial conquest through the consolidation of colonial rule, the rise of nationalism, and the emergence of neocolonial and neoliberal institutions, this book shows how these fundamental themes of the twentieth century shaped the relationships between humans and animals in what are today Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Malawi. A set of key themes emerges—changing administrative forms, militarization, nationalism, science, and a relentlessly broadening constituency for wildlife. Jeff Schauer illuminates how each of these developments were contingent upon the colonial experience, and how they fashioned a web of structures for understanding and governing wildlife in Africa—one which has lasted into the twenty-first century.
Categories: History