Bewildering Borders

ab 24,90 

Werner Zips, Manuela Zips-Mairitsch (Eds.)

The Economy of Conservation in Africa

ISBN 978-3-643-91090-5
Band-Nr. 4
Jahr 2019
Seiten 408
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Legal Anthropology and Indigenous Rights


Transfrontier conservation challenges African borders, the
„colonial scars of history“. The global tourism industry
has discovered the potential of African borderlands for
adventure travel. Iconic animals and indigenous cultures are
marketed in the same breath, often evoking stereotypical
images of „Wild Africa“. Can ecotourism and ethno-tourism
be commended as viable panaceas for environmental protection
and development? The marketing of nature and culture raises
important questions on the meaningful inclusion of local
communities as tourism entrepreneurs. Living museums and
cultural villages are emerging as start-ups of local
communities. They commodify ethnicity albeit on their own
terms. This volume debates the economy of conservation,
providing diverse perspectives on an issue of great
contemporary relevance.