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Capitalism and Conservation


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Introduction: Capitalism and Conservation: The Production and Reproduction of Biodiversity Conservation 1 Dan Brockington and Rosaleen Duffy 1 A Spectacular Eco-Tour around the Historic Bloc: Theorising the Convergence of Biodiversity Conservation and Capitalist Expansion 17 Jim Igoe, Katja Neves and Dan Brockington 2 The Devil is in the (Bio)diversity: Private Sector "Engagement" and the Restructuring of Biodiversity Conservation 44 Kenneth Iain MacDonald 3 The Conservationist Mode of Production and Conservation NGOs in sub-Saharan Africa 82 Dan Brockington and Katherine Scholfield 4 Shifting Environmental Governance in a Neoliberal World: US AID for Conservation 108 Catherine Corson 5 Disconnected Nature: The Scaling Up of African Wildlife Foundation and its Impacts on Biodiversity Conservation and Local Livelihoods 135 Hassanali T. Sachedina 6 The Rich, the Powerful and the Endangered: Conservation Elites, Networks and the Dominican Republic 156 George Holmes 7 Conservative Philanthropists, Royalty and Business Elites in Nature Conservation in Southern Africa 179 Marja Spierenburg and Harry Wels 8 Protecting the Environment the Natural Way: Ethical Consumption and Commodity Fetishism 203 James G. Carrier 9 Making the Market: Specialty Coffee, Generational Pitches, and Papua New Guinea 221 Paige West 10 Cashing in on Cetourism: A Critical Ecological Engagement with Dominant E-NGO Discourses on Whaling, Cetacean Conservation, and Whale Watching 251 Katja Neves 11 Neoliberalising Nature? Elephant-Back Tourism in Thailand and Botswana 274 Rosaleen Duffy and Lorraine Moore 12 The Receiving End of Reform: Everyday Responses to Neoliberalisation in Southeastern Mexico 299 Peter R.Wilshusen Index 332

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Dan Brockington is a Senior Lecturer in the School ofEnvironment and Development at the University of Manchester. He isthe author of Fortress Conservation (2002), Celebrity andthe Environment. Fame, Wealth and Power in Conservation(2009) and, with Rosaleen Duffy and Jim Igoe, NatureUnbound: Conservation, Capitalism and the Future of ProtectedAreas (2008) . Rosaleen Duffy is Professor of International Politics atManchester University. She is author or co-author of several books,including Killing for Conservation (2000), A Trip TooFar: Politics, Ecotourism and Exploitation (2002), andNature Crime: How We re Getting Conservation Wrong(forthcoming, 2010).


This book is suitable for a range of audiences seeking amore in depth understanding of the pervasion of neoliberalism inconservation and the peripheral role of conservation toneoliberalism. It would be useful for politics, geography andtourism researchers while also being a potential pertinent resourcefor practitioners pursuing greater understanding of the processes.It is good value for money for these individuals. (Economic Geography Research Group, 2012)

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