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Elizabeth DeLoughrey and George B. Handley

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195394429

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.001.0001

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Stranger in the Eco-Village

Stranger in the Eco-Village

Environmental Time, Race, and Ecologies of Looking

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Postcolonial Ecologies

Rob Nixon

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the temporal and spatial contradictions of the post-apartheid game reserve as a place not only of managed stasis but also of transnational transit for tourists and migrants, particularly Mozambican refugees. Focusing on the African wildlife as a sign of the “ecological archaic,” it examines the impact of black tourists at the game reserve on the racial politics of “ecological spectatorship.” The chapter cites the works of South African writers such as Njabulo Ndebele and Nadine Gordimer to highlight the Kruger National Park as a buffer zone between South Africa and Mozambique and between humans and animals.

Keywords:   game reserve, tourists, migrants, refugees, wildlife, racial politics, Kruger National Park, South Africa, humans, animals

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