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Termin: 09.07.2018 Uhrzeit: 16:15 - 17:45

Antje Schlottmann & Olivier Graefe: Contested Constructions of wildlife in Namibian conservation practices - a conceptual framework

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Referent/in: Prof. Dr. Antje Schlottmann & Prof. Dr. Olivier Graefe (Frankfurt/Fribourg)
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Wildlife management practices in designated areas underlie diverging rules and regulations, do involve different sets of actors and, most importantly, serve different ideas of nature, wildlife and its conservation. In order to understand contexts of struggle for sustainable wildlife conservation, as in the case of Namibia’s Northwestern region for instance, the interplay of imaginations, discourses and materialities must be taken into account. However, despite all theoretical trends towards such a “more-than-human” approach (Lorimer 2015), the concepts at play are clearly anthropocentric in that they assign human actors the dominant role for defining, allocating, conserving, or utilizing nature and its resources. We hence suggest to “follow the dualism” and to accept epistemological anthropocentrism as research perspective. The presentation will sketch a conceptual framework for practice-oriented research, which recognizes both, the contingency of constructions of wildlife and its resistant materiality.

Prof. Dr. Antje Schlottmann has been the chairperson for Geography and didactics at the Institute of Human Geography in Frankfurt since 2008. Currently her research focus is observing how spatial experiences are produced and advertised through commercials in order to create a certain image of “outdoor-sports”.

Olivier Graefe is Professor for Human Geography at the University of Fribourg since 2007 and a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University of Manchester since 2012. His research focus has been on political ecology, natural resources management and policies, especially on water and land.

Ort: Dept. for Geography, Geozentrum
Adresse: Bonn, Meckenheimer Allee 176,
Raum: Übungsraum 8
Veranstalter: CRC 228
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