Wildlife between Empire and Nation in Twentieth-Century Africa

  • Jeff Schauer

Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)

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This book traces the emergence of wildlife policy in colonial eastern and central Africa over the course of a century. Spanning from imperial conquest through the consolidation of colonial rule, the rise of nationalism, and the emergence of neocolonial and neoliberal institutions, this book shows how these fundamental themes of the twentieth century shaped the relationships between humans and animals in what are today Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Malawi. A set of key themes emerges—changing administrative forms, militarization, nationalism, science, and a relentlessly broadening constituency for wildlife. Jeff Schauer illuminates how each of these developments were contingent upon the colonial experience, and how they fashioned a web of structures for understanding and governing wildlife in Africa—one which has lasted into the twenty-first century.


Wildlife Policy in Africa Decolonization in Africa Colonialism in Africa Conservation in Africa Environmental history of Africa Imperial Wildlife Conservation International Ivory trade Community Conservation Wildlife Management British empire Society for the Preservation of the Fauna of the Empire decolonization in Africa African wildlife African national parks Tsavo Project neoliberal institutions World Bank colonial wildlife policies

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeff Schauer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NevadaLas Vegas, NVUSA

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-02882-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-02883-1
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