The environmentality of ‘Earth Incorporated’: on contemporary primitive accumulation and the financialisation of environmental conservation Paper presented at the conference … More
On non-equilibrium and nomadism
On non-equilibrium and nomadism: knowledge, diversity and global modernity in drylands (and beyond …) forthcoming in Pimbert, M. (ed.) Reclaiming … More
Displaced and disobedient knowledge
Problematizing neoliberal biodiversity conservation: displaced and disobedient knowledges Co-authored with Jim Igoe, this is a report of a workshop with … More
An ecosystem at your service?
An ecosystem at your service? in The Land, Winter 2008/9: 21-23. Online here. Download full article here (.pdf)
For the G20 Alternative Summit, London 2009
Notes on the poverty of constructing nature as service-provider Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this … More
On bioculturalism, shamanism and unlearning the creed of growth
This piece started life as a talk at the a symposium on ‘Sustaining Biological and Cultural Diversity’ at the American … More
The elephant in the room?
The elephant in the room? Problematizing ‘new’ (neoliberal) biodiversity conservation Published in Forum for Development Studies 33(1) (2006), pp. 105-135. … More
An ‘Other’ World is Possible?
An Other World is Possible? On Representation, Rationalism and Romanticism in Social Forums pp. 370-392, in ephemera: theory and politics … More
Natural resources: use, access, tenure and management, eastern and southern Africa
Natural resources: use, access, tenure and management pp. 118-166 in Bowyer-Bower, T. and Potts, D. (eds.) (2004) Eastern and Southern … More
Dissent or libel in resistance to a conservancy in north-west Namibia
Protest, conflict and litigation: dissent or libel in resistance to a conservancy in north-west Namibia pp. 69-86 in Berglund, E. … More
How sustainable is the communalising discourse of ‘new’ conservation?
How sustainable is the communalising discourse of ‘new’ conservation? The masking of difference, inequality and aspiration in the fledgling ‘conservancies’ … More
‘How can the rain fall in this chaos?’
‘How can the rain fall in this chaos?’ Myth and metaphor in representations of the north-west Namibian landscape pp. 255-265, … More
On dance and difference
On dance and difference: bodies, movement and experience in Khoesān trance-dancing – perceptions of ‘a raver’ pp. 234-241 in Haviland, … More
Gender, ethnographic myths and community-based conservation
Gender, ethnographic myths and community-based conservation in a former Namibian ‘homeland’ pp. 142-164 in Hodgson, D. (ed.) (2000 ) Rethinking … More
Local ‘facts’, global discourse – ‘desertification’ in north-west Namibia
Getting the science right, or introducing science in the first place? Local ‘facts’, global discourse – ‘desertification’ in north-west Namibia … More
Folk and formal, local and national
Folk and formal, local and national: Damara cultural knowledge and community-based conservation in southern Kunene, Namibia Paper published in Cimbebasia … More
The impacts of people and livestock…
The impacts of people and livestock on topographically diverse open wood- and shrub-lands in arid north-west Namibia Global Ecology and … More