Environmental Conservation through Ubuntu and Other Emerging Perspectives
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: African Books Collective
Title page, Copyright Page
Environment Conservation through Ubuntu and Other Emerging Perspectives generally argues for the reinstitution of indigenous African conservation methodologies and epistemologies to complement Western science in its attempts to easy the...
Environment Conservation through Ubuntu and Emerging Perspectives: An Introduction
It appears odd to start a book on environmental conservation and management by having a glimpse at a survey of literature on Ancient history. However, for readers to gain a thorough appreciation of the contribution of this book – i.e. why it is...
Chapter 1: Pre-colonial Environmental Conservation and Management Strategies in Africa: A Brief Overview
It is an undeniable historical fact that with the advent of colonialism and the influence of Western ‘civilization’ in Africa, the Africans’ daily practices, knowledge systems, values, needs, relationships with the environment, experiences and way of life in general were significantly...
Chapter 2: Environment conservation in Africa: From the Dawn of Colonialism
During the colonial era in Africa, many societies saw their pre-colonial indigenous environment conservation and management systems distorted and in many other cases relegated as backward and unscientific. Though in varying...
Chapter 3 - Re-theorizing the environment conservation debate in Africa: A closer look at Zimbabwe
The discourse on “environmental conservation” is highly dynamic and has swirled controversies of epic proportions in conservation sciences, environmental anthropology and knowledge studies. Given the muddled nature of conservation, coupled with the varying interpretations evoked...
Chapter 4 - ‘Ubuntu /unhu’ and Environmental Conservation in Africa: A Remedy to the Current Conservation Crisis?
In Africa and beyond, especially at the turn of the millennium, there have been concerted debates [both oral and written] on the ‘actual’ causes of environmental problems we are facing today. Boggled by the same conundrum, Zimbabwean scientists/researchers like those of many other...
Chapter 5 - Leveraging Sustainable Environmental Conservation and Management in Africa: Other Emerging Perspectives from Within
Debates in conservation sciences and environmental anthropology, particularly on the so-called “indigenous knowledge (IK)-science” divide remain highly volatile and a potentially explosive terrain. Consequently, a manifold of interpretations and constructions of the relationship between...
Page Count: 176
Publication Year: 2013
OCLC Number: 880354752
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