Landscape and environment in colonial and postcolonial Africa

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Statementedited by Toyin Falola and Emily Brownell
SeriesRoutledge African studies -- 6, Routledge African studies -- 6.
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LC ClassificationsHD965 .L36 2011
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ISBN 139780415895934
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Landscape, Environment, and Technology in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa, edited by Toyin Falola and Emily Brownell, offers some important contributions to the study of the history of science and the practice of environmental history in case studies drawn from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, and ranging from Cameroon to South Africa, the volume brings Author: George R.

Trumbull. This volume seeks to identify and examine two categories of colonial and postcolonial knowledge production about Africa.

These two broad categories are "environment" and "landscape," and both are useful and problematic to by: 1. ISBN: X: OCLC Number: Description: vii, pages: illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.

Contents: Introduction: Landscapes, environments and technology: looking out, looking back / Emily Brownell and Toyin Falola --Chimpanzees in the colonial maelstrom: struggles over knowledge, race, and commodities in the.

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Items: View Cart. Introduction: Landscapes, environments and technology: looking out, looking back / Emily Brownell and Toyin Falola --Chimpanzees in the colonial maelstrom: struggles over knowledge, race, and commodities in the Gabonese primate trade, c. / Jeremy Rich --Appraising nature: pastoralist practice, hunting logics, and landscape.

This volume seeks to identify and examine two categories of colonial and postcolonial knowledge production about Africa. These two broad categories are "environment" and "landscape," and both are useful and problematic to explore.

Discussions about African environments often concentrate on Africans as perpetrators of their own land, causing. Landscape, Environment and Technology in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa. Routledge African Studies. Share your thoughts Complete your review. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book.

Rate it * You Rated it *Brand: Taylor And Francis. Rock and ochre; paper and ink; a handprint, a stylus, a quill, a printed book: These remnants of two material cultures intertwined in the eighteenth century at the Cape of Good Hope offer an unconventional starting point for writing a history of colonial interactions, and a previously underutilized way into the environmental histories of colonialism.1 Individuals used these artifacts to create Author: Laura J.

Mitchell. Colonialism is a practice of domination, a year-period of European exploration, conquest, settlement, and exploitation of vast tracts of land. Environmental colonialism refers to the various ways in which colonial practices have impacted the natural environments of Indigenous peoples.

Bringing together research from diverse areas such as ecocriticism, landscape theory, colonial and postcolonial theory, hybridization theory, and East Asian Studies to provide a historicized and global account of our ecospatial imaginations, this book will be useful for scholars of landscape ecology, ecocriticism, physical and social geography.

Spurred by the dramatic landscape transformation associated with European colonization of the Americas, this original and extensively illustrated work creates a prototype theory to explain relationships between colonialism and landscape.

Andrew Sluyter adeptly weaves historical sources and empirical research into a comprehensive geographical theory and applies it to a case study of the.

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Abstract. This chapter contends that Africa’s physical environment provided a medium for historical action as the colonial era unfolded. The nature of that history is evident in the way the environment offered colonial states and Africa a platform to express, forge, and preserve their perceptions, notions, meanings, and uses of : Martin S.

Shanguhyia. ' The colonial landscape is typically read as a passive background or setting on which to enact a mythic narrative of nation-building (Benvenisti, ;Mitchell, ; Sluyter, ). This 'myth Author: Andrew Sluyter. African Literature and the Environment: A Study in Postcolonial Ecocriticism, examines how African literary texts document, critique, and offer alternative visions on ecological crises such as the Niger-Delta oil pollution and the dumping of toxic wastes in African Size: 1MB.

The first edited collection to bring ecocritical studies into a necessary dialogue with postcolonial literature, this volume offers rich and suggestive ways to explore the relationship between humans and nature around the globe, drawing from texts from Africa and the Caribbean, as well as the Pacific Islands and South Asia.

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Turning to contemporary works by both well- and little-known. 'Postcolonial Environments makes a valuable contribution both to the emerging field of postcolonial ecocriticism and to the established field of Indian English literature, the two main fields combined in Mukherjee's timely and informative book.' - Graham Huggan, Professor of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literatures, Leeds University, UKCited by: The following is a special report written for the Britannica Book of the Year (events of ).

It reflects on the state of postcolonial Africa 50 years after 17 African countries became independent. The currency of the tag postcolonial as a cognomen for countries that once laboured under.

The contributors, experts in a number of disciplines, discuss various modes of visuality in Africa and of Africa, investigating the interplay of visual images with personal identity, class, gender, politics, and wealth. Integral to the argument of the book are over seventy contextualized : $ I have, over the past few years, argued for a postcolonial critique of apartheid which dispels the argument about decolonised knowledge.

Much of this claim is contained in my book, The Deaths ofHintsa: Postapartheid South Africa and the Shape of Recurring Pasts.4 Briefly, the book. Postcolonial fiction writers deal with the traditional colonial discourse, either by modifying or by subverting it, or both.

Postcolonial literary theory re-examines colonial and postcolonial literature, especially concentrating upon the social discourse between the colonizer and the colonized that shaped and produced the literature. In Orientalism (), Edward Said analyzed the fiction of. The Nature of the Path reveals how a single road has shaped the collective identity of a community that has existed on the margins of larger societies for centuries.

Marcus Filippello shows how a road running through the Lama Valley in Southeastern Benin has become a mnemonic device that has allowed residents to counter prevailing histories.

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WAYS OF SEEING 'COUNTRY': COLONIAL, POSTCOLONIAL, AND INDIGENOUS PERCEPTIONS OF THE AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE Landscape has always occupied a central place in the imaginary of settler Australia. 1 Not only was it a dominant subject of textual and pictorial representations of Australia during the colonial era, but the concept of whatAuthor: Sheila Collingwood-Whittick.

(shelved 1 time as post-colonial-african-literature) avg rating — 1, ratings — published Oelofsen Decolonisation of the African mind and intellectual landscape In the Akan culture of western Africa there is the symbol of the sankofa, a bird reaching back to retrieve the past to use in the way forward – this is the sort of progress that is demandedCited by: 7.

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The first edited collection to bring ecocritical studies into a necessary dialogue with postcolonial literature, this volume offers rich and suggestive ways to explore the relationship between humans and nature around the globe, drawing from texts from Africa and the.

In this sense, postcolonial comic cultures are of particular significance in the context of a newly global and politically recomposed landscape. This volume introduces a timely intervention within current comic-book-area studies that remain firmly situated within the "U.S.-European and Japanese manga paradigms" and their reading publics.

Postcolonial Subjectivities in Africa Edited by Richard Werbner Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, Botswana and Cameroon, the book opens out a fresh field for comparative research and theory on postcolonial transformations in intersubjectivity. This is to take seriously the people's perception, so widespread in postcolonial Africa, that to live life to.

Post-Colonial Colonialism: An Analysis of International Factors and Actors Marring African Socio-Economic and Political Development Article (PDF Available) January w Reads. A Post-Colonial Africa, Drawn by Nature and Culture Maano Ramutsindela is an associate professor of environmental and geographical science at the.

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry is the first collection of essays to explore postcolonial poetry through regional, historical, political, formal, textual, gender, and comparative approaches. The essays encompass a broad range of English-speakers from the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia.Post-Colonial African Conflict.

After World War II, the people of Africa fought to end the effects of European imperialism to achieve political independence and reclaim African culture.

After many years of being controlled by Europeans, Africa gradually gained independence following World War II.AFRICAN STUDIES AND THE POSTCOLONIAL CHALLENGE capitalism rather than its profound foe'; it is 'an intellectual facilitator of a new mode of colonisation'." Postcolonialism is also frequently attacked for privileging the colonial experience and relying on a sharp dichotomy between the colonial and the postcolonial period.