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An introduction to the namibia resource centre southern africa library

Titles link to the corresponding record in the online catalogue, which provides additional details and abstracts, where available. Introduction Selected titles Web resources Introduction: This edition is no exception to that tradition. In the following texts from the introductory chapter the editors explain why the time has come to make this move.

From the introduction without references and notes: Nature conservation in southern Africa has at its basis the enforcement of legislation that has consistently privileged the few at the expense of the many — in which the many include animals.

Game laws were introduced and enforced in the Cape at the discretion and enjoyment of a small part of the settler minority.

In this, the central role accorded to men who served in or had served in formal military employment is truly striking.

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Nature conservation in southern Africa is a phenomena which is characterised by an interplay between Capital, understandings of Morality, and forms of Militarism, that are all dependent upon the shared subservience and marginalization of animals and certain groups of people in society.

Although the subjectivity of people is commonly made in the more general histories of conservation in southern Africa, the subjectivity of animals is hardly ever seriously considered or explicitly dealt with.

In an example bringing together the fate of American Indians and grizzly bears, she writes: Insurance issues seem to dominate the aftermath of both fire tragedies, similar to the times when slaves were just considered to be cargo that could be manipulated and used to secure insurance money.

This edited volume seeks to embed its chapters explicitly in the context of these considerations, focusing on processes of marginalization.

An introduction to the namibia resource centre southern africa library

Still, central to the academic and popular dialogue surrounding conservation in southern Africa is a discourse of morality. Within this discourse, hunting is good it is argued, as it protects the stock and thins out the weak and so forth.

An introduction to the namibia resource centre southern africa library

Given the, by now, overwhelming scientific evidence that people differ from animals in degree and not in kind, it might be an appropriate moment to herald a new phase in wildlife conservation in southern Africa. After a phase of preservation during colonial times, followed by a phase of fortress conservation, followed by a phase of community- based conservation, and now, given the scientific evidence that has broken down the species divide between humans and animals, we are now entering the phase of sentient conservation, a label recognizing, following, and translating the discourse of the Cambridge Declaration.

It is a label in which the morality to include all sentient beings, and the marginality of both human and nonhuman in wildlife conservation come together. It is not about prioritising the non- human above humans.From the introduction (without references and notes): ‘Contemporary southern Africa was established through the extensive and relentless exploitation of both people and animals in the interests of capital, on the basis of a morality that appeared to be divinely sanctioned, and was enforced through brute force of .

Monette Bohrmann is the author of Catalogue of Periodicals and Newspapers in the Library of the Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Namibia Resource Centre--So.

THE ASPIRATIONS of southern Africa are clearly spelt out in the Declaration Treaty that established the shared community of SADC. Introduction and Effective Practices - Fact sheet 1 I Musokotwane Environment Resource Centre for Southern Africa.

Beyond Inequalities Gender Institute. Institute for China Africa Studies. The Gender Research & Advocacy Project, Legal Assistance Centre in Namibia has launched a project on alternatives to corporal punishment, producing a film, two comics, a poster and a training guide Alternatives to Corporal Punishment | Resource Centre.

Women’s Property Rights In Namibia: An Investigative Report to Determine The Potential for Litigation Introduction Namibia Resource Center-Southern Africa Library, 16 (Basler Afrika Bibliographien ). 2 Id. at 3. -4 of An introduction to the regional assessment of the status of the San in Southern Africa / James Suzman report no.

2. An assessment of the status of the San in South Africa, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe / Steven Robins, Elias Madzudzo, Matthias Brenzinger.

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