• Jeff Schauer
Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)


This chapter introduces the core claims of Wildlife between Empire and Nation in Twentieth-Century Africa. Namely, over the course of the twentieth century, control over African wildlife—in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia—shifted from a small imperial lobby to a broader colonial society, then to an international arena, and finally to a contested space between that arena and national states. These changes are best understood through a focus on administration, militarization, science, nationalism, and a relentlessly broadening constituency for wildlife. The chapter provides an overview both of the rich scholarship on conservation and wildlife politics in Africa and a sketch of broad historical themes and trajectories of the region and continent for readers unfamiliar with this history.

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  • Jeff Schauer
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  1. 1.University of NevadaLas VegasUSA

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