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The 2017 shooting of Kuki Gallmann and the whiteness of conservation in Kenya – CANCELLED
April 18, 2018
|Discovery Centre, Room 482 MacOdrum Library
Graham R. Fox, PhD Candidate, Anthropology McGill University
When: Wednesday April 18th, 1:00-2:30pm – CANCELLED
Where: MacOdrum Library Discovery Centre, Room 482
Graham R. Fox: Recent conflict between pastoralists and white landowners in northern Kenya has reignited concerns about land inequality and the anti-social impacts of wildlife conservation in the country. This presentation explores the racial underpinnings of Kenya’s safari industry, and its relationship with the gentrification of nature, more globally. The talk highlights how some white landowners have styled themselves as conservation icons, while masking the whiteness of Kenya’s safari industry. In the process, I draw attention to the challenges pastoral communities face in making conservation and tourism work for them.