„Where We Used to Plough“

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Christiane Naumann

Environmental Governance, Rural Livelihoods and Social-Ecological Change in South Africa

ISBN 978-3-643-90844-5
Band-Nr. 37
Jahr 2017
Seiten 372
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Kölner ethnologische Studien

Artikelnummer: 978-3-643-90844-5 Kategorien: , ,


This book offers a historically and
ethnographically informed case study of environmental
governance, institutional and land-use change, and
livelihood strategies in South Africa. Based on rich
archival material, the author reconstructs how the state
invented a degradation narrative and used it as legitimation
for the regulation of human-environment relations during the
20th century. In addition, the study investigates how people
today make a living in a post-agrarian society characterised
by low agricultural production, diversification of non-farm
incomes, and declining population numbers.

Christiane Naumann is a lecturer at the
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the
University of Cologne.