Hunting Africa : British Sport, African Knowledge and the Nature of Empire

Title Hunting Africa : British Sport, African Knowledge and the Nature of Empire
Abstract

"Hunting Africa" is a fascinating exploration of the role of sport hunting in shaping British colonialism in Africa. Angela Thompsell argues that the act of hunting animals in Africa was not just a leisure activity, but a means of exercising imperial power and control over both the land and the people of Africa. Drawing on a range of archival and historical sources, Thompsell examines the ways in which British hunters and their African guides negotiated their relationships with each other, as well as with the wildlife and the environment. She also explores the complex ways in which hunting practices were intertwined with ideas about race, gender, and national identity in Britain and in the colonies. Through her insightful analysis, Thompsell sheds light on the enduring legacies of colonialism in Africa, and the ongoing struggles for environmental and social justice in the continent today. This book is an important contribution to the fields of environmental history, colonial studies, and African studies, and will be of interest to scholars, policymakers, and anyone interested in understanding the complex dynamics of empire and nature.

Author Angela Thompsell
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date 2015
Edition first edition Britain and the World, The British Scholar Society
Number of Pages 229
Length [mm] 222
Width [mm] 142
Depth [mm] 18
Condition good

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