The presentation based on a recent book, The Violence of Conservation in Africa with Maano Ramutsindela and Tafadzwa Mushonga (2022), will focus on African states and their behaviours towards African people in conservation spaces within the global environmental agendas of powerful states and conservation organizations.
It critiques conservation as an ideology referencing African landscapes without people leading to conservation violence authorized by states against their citizens.
Prof. Mafa Hara
About the presenter
Frank Matose is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Environmental Humanities South Centre at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
His research interests are in the political economy of conservation and commons in Africa.
He just published an edited volume titled The Violence of Conservation in Africa with Maano Ramutsindela and Tafadzwa Mushonga (2022). He is currently finalising a monograph titled Politics of Chronic.
He is currently working on the Living Landscapes Project as a core team member.