TitleThird nature: making space and time in the Great Limpopo Conservation Area
Uniform TitleCultural Anthropology
NameHughes, David McDermott (author),
SubjectNatural resources conservation areas,
politics of scale,
Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park,
DescriptionIn Southern Africa’s “Great Limpopo Transboundary Conservation Area,” potential nature, envisioned as ideal habitats for wildlife, may outweigh actual nature. I refer to this notion of conditional biodiversity as “third nature,” distinguishing it from the equally anthropogenic, but tangible, second nature (“nature” as including human habitation). Conservationists and investors are inventing nature on a new scale that crosses national boundaries in elaborate ventures to develop ecotourism in the Great Limpopo zone. They now imagine a continentwide field for (white) tourists to be created by fencing out local populations of (black) peasants. Few observers appreciate the structural racism involved in the profound material consequences of these dreams of third nature.
NoteThis is the final author version of the article published in Cultural Anthropology. The published version is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1525/can.2005.20.2.157/abstract
NoteDOI: 10.1525/can.2005.20.2.157 (published version)
NoteHughes, David McDermott. "Third nature: making space and time in the Great Limpopo Conservation Area." Cultural Anthropology 20:2 (May 2005), 157-184.
CollectionHughes David Collection
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
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