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Carnivores, Colonization, and Conflict: A Qualitative Case Study on the Intersectional Persecution of Predators and People in Namibia

Rust NA
Taylor N
November 2016

Using a qualitative case study in Namibia, the author draws on an archival review and eight months of ethnography to describe the widespread control of nonhuman carnivores in the country, from the 1800s to the present day. The authors discuss the process of colonialisation of predators and people using Val Plumwood’s eco-feminist typology of domination of the “Other,” updated with current advances in intersectional theory. The authors conclude with a number of recommendations that could begin to reconcile conflicts between people and predators, and between different groups of people.

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