Etosha-Kunene Histories brings together and builds on years of prior research and publications work by all of us in Namibia, as listed below:

Ute Dieckmann

Dieckmann, U. (ed.) in press. Mapping the Unmappable? Cartographic Explorations with Indigenous Peoples in Africa. Bielefeld: Transcript.
 

Dieckmann, U. in press. Introduction: cartographic explorations with indigenous peoples in Africa, in Dieckmann, U. (ed.) Mapping the Unmappable? Cartographic Explorations with Indigenous Peoples in Africa. Bielefeld: Transcript.


Dieckmann, U. in press. Hai||om in Etosha: “Cultural maps” and being-in-relations, in Dieckmann, U. (ed.) in press. Mapping the Unmappable? Cartographic Explorations with Indigenous Peoples in Africa. Bielefeld: Transcript.

Dieckmann, U. 2020 From colonial land dispossession to the Etosha and Mangetti West land claim – Hai||om struggles in independent Namibia, pp. 95-120, in Odendaal, W. & Werner, W. (eds.) Neither here Nor There: Indigeneity, Marginalisation and Land Rights in Post-independence Namibia. Windhoek: Legal Assistance Centre.

Dieckmann, U. 2018 The Status of Food Security and Nutrition of San Communities in Southern Africa. Copenhagen: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs.

Dieckmann, U., Thiem, M., Dirkx, E. & Hays, J. (eds.) 2014 ‘Scraping the Pot’ –San in Namibia Two Decades After Independence. Windhoek: Legal Assistance Centre.
 

Dieckmann, U. 2013 Land, boreholes and fences: the development of commercial livestock farming in the Outjo District, Namibia, pp. 255-286 in Bollig, M., Schnegg. M. & Wotzka, H.P. (eds.) Pastoralism in Africa: Past, Present, and Futures. Berghahn.

Dieckmann, U., Odendaal, W. Tarr, J. & Schreij, A. (eds.) 2013 Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change in Africa: Report on Case Studies of Namibia's Topnaar and Hai||om communities. Windhoek: Legal Assistance Centre.

Dieckmann, U. 2012 Born in Etosha – Learning and Living in the Wild. Windhoek: Legal Assistance Centre.

 

Dieckmann, U. 2011 The Hai||om and Etosha: a case study of resettlement in Namibia, pp. 155-189 in Helliker, K. & Murisa, T. (eds.) Land Struggles and Civil Society in Southern Africa. New Jersey: Africa World Press.

Bolten, A. & Dieckmann, U. 2011 The use of GIS for analyzing and visualizing historical socio-economic & ecological farm data in the Outjo District/Namibia, pp. 153-180 in Moehlig, W., Bubenzer, O. & G. Menz, G. (eds.) Towards Interdisciplinary - Experiences of the Long-term ACACIA Project. Koeln: Ruediger Koeppe.

Dieckmann, U. & Muduva, T. 2010 Namibia’s Black Gold? Charcoal Production, Practices and Implications. Windhoek: Legal Assistance Centre.


Dieckmann, U. 2009 The spectator’s and the dweller’s perspectives: experience and representation

of the Etosha National Park, Namibia, pp. 353-381 in Bollig, M. & Bubenzer, O. (eds.) African Landscapes: Interdisciplinary Approaches. New York: Springer.

Peter, J., Dieckmann, U. & Vogelsang R. 2009 Losing the spoor: Hai||om animal exploitation in the Etosha region, pp. 103-185 in Grupe, G., McGlynn, G. & Peters, J. (eds.) Tracking Down the Past: Ethnohistory Meets Archaeozoology. Documenta Archaeobiologiae München. Band 7.

Dieckmann, U. 2009 Born in Etosha. Homage to the Cultural Heritage of the Hai||om. Windhoek: Legal Assistance Centre.

 

Dieckman, U. 2007 Hai||om in the Etosha Region: A History of Colonial Settlement, Ethnicity and Nature Conservation. Basel: Basler Afrika Bibliographien.

Dieckmann, U. 2007 The European agricultural appropriation of the Outjo District in Northern Central Namibia, pp. 162-165 in Bubenzer, O., Bolten, A. & Darius, F. (eds.) Atlas of Environmental Change and Human Adaptation in Arid Africa. Cologne: Africa Praehistorica 21.

Dieckmann, U. 2007 Economic trends and coping strategies in the history of European farming in northern central Namibia, pp. 166-169 in Bubenzer, O., Bolten, A., & Darius, F. (eds.) Atlas of Environmental Change and Human Adaptation in Arid Africa. Cologne: Africa Praehistorica 21.

Dieckmann, U. 2007 100 years of Etosha: an issue of people and parks, pp. 214-127 in Bubenzer, O., Bolten, A., & Darius, F. (eds.) Atlas of Environmental Change and Human Adaptation in Arid Africa. Cologne: Africa Praehistorica 21.
 

Dieckmann U 2007 The predicament of ethnicity: evidence from the Hai||om struggle, pp. 265-
294 in Bollig, M., Bubenzer, O., Vogelsang, R. & Wotzka, H-P. (eds.) Aridity, Change and Conflict in Africa. Cologne: Heinrich-Barth-Institut.

Dieckmann, U. 2003 The impact of nature conservation on San: a case study of Etosha National Park, pp. 37-86 in Hohman, T. (ed.) San and the State: Contested Land, Development, Identity and Representation. Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.


Dieckmann, U. 2001 ‘The vast white place’: a History of the Etosha National Park in Namibia and the Hai||om. Nomadic Peoples 5(2): 125-153.

Selma Lendelvo

Lendelvo, S., Mechtilde, P. & Sullivan, S. 2020 A Perfect Storm? COVID-19 and community-based conservation in Namibia. Namibian Journal of Environment 4(B): 1-15.

Lendelvo, S., Shapi, M. & Mapaure, C. 2020 The economic viability of emerging commercial farmers under the resettlement programme, pp. 35-50 in Odendaal, W. & Werner, W. (eds.) ‘Neither Here Nor There’: Indigeneity, Marginalisation and Land Rights in Post-independence Namibia. Windhoek: Land, Environment and Development Project, Legal Assistance Centre.

Nghitevelekwa, R., Nakanyete, F. & Lendelvo, S. 2020 Access to land and security of tenure for the San people in Namibia: the case of Okongo Constituency, Ohangwena Region, pp. 215-227 in Odendaal, W. & Werner, W. (eds.) ‘Neither Here Nor There’: Indigeneity, Marginalisation and Land Rights in Post-independence Namibia. Windhoek: Land, Environment and Development Project, Legal Assistance Centre.

Lendelvo, S., Kazembe, L. & Mfune, J. 2019 Mammal species composition and diversity of the Nyae Nyae Communal Conservancy, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia. Welwitschia International Journal of Agricultural Sciences 1: 76–87.

Lendelvo, S. Angula, M.N., Mogotsi, I. & Aribeb, K. 2018 Towards the reduction of vulnerabilities and risks of climate change in the community-based tourism, Namibia, pp. 87-105 in Do Carmo, J.S.A. (ed.) Natural Hazards: Risk Assessment and Vulnerability Reduction. London: IntechOpen.

Mogotsi, I. Lendelvo S., Angula M., and Nakanyala J. 2016 Forest resource management and utilization through a gendered lens in Namibia. Journal of Environment and Natural Resources Research 6(4): 79-90.
 

Rispel. M. and Lendelvo. S. 2016 Utilization of water points by wildlife species in the Nyae Nyae Conservancy. Journal of Environment and Natural Resources Research 6(4): 91-103

 

Lendelvo, S., Angula, M.N., & Mfune, J.K.E. 2015 Indigenous knowledge used in the management of human–wildlife conflict along the borders of the Etosha National Park, Namibia, pp. 219- in Chinsembu, K.C., Cheikhyoussef, A. & Mumbengegwi, D. et al. (eds.) Indigenous Knowledge of Namibia. University of Namibia Press.

Kimaro, M.E., Lendelvo, S. & Nakanyala, J. 2015 Determinants of tourists’ satisfaction in Etosha National Park, Namibia. Journal for Studies in Humanities & Social Sciences 1(2): 116-131.

Lendelvo S & Nakanyala J 2013 Socio-economic and Livelihood Strategies of the Ehirovipuka Conservancy, Namibia. MRC/UNAM Technical Report.
 

Mfune, J., Angula, M., Lendelvo, S. and Mosimane, A. 2013 Human-Wildlife Conflict Along the Borders of Etosha National Park. MRC/UNAM Technical Report.

Embashu, W., Cheikyoussef, A., Kahaka, G. and Lendelvo, S. 2013 Processing methods of Oshikundu, a traditional beverage from sub-tribes within Aawambo culture in the Northern Namibia. Journal for Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences 2(1): 117-127.


 

Sian Sullivan

Sullivan, S. with Ganuses, W.S. forthcoming. Tasting the lost flute music of Sesfontein: memories, histories, possibilities. Future Pasts Working Paper Series 10. 

Sullivan, S. and Ganuses, W.S., with ||Hoëb, F., Ganaseb, N., Tauros, C.D., Ganaseb, M., Sanib, R., |Awises, S., |Nuas, H. & |Nuab, F. forthcoming. !Nara harvesters of the northern Namib: retrieving disrupted socio-ecological pasts through on-site oral histories. Future Pasts Working Paper Series 9.

!Uri≠khob, S. forthcoming. Attitudes and perceptions of local communities towards the reintroduction of black rhino (Diceros bicornis bicornis) into their historical range in northwest Kunene Region, Namibia: a Masters Dissertation from 2004. With a Foreword by Sian Sullivan & Jeff Muntifering, ‘Historicising black rhino in west Namibia’ Future Pasts Working Paper Series 8.

Sullivan, S. & Ganuses, W.S. in press. Densities of meaning in west Namibian landscapes: genealogies, ancestral agencies, and healing, in Dieckmann, U. (ed.) Mapping the Unmappable? Cartographic Explorations with Indigenous Peoples in Africa. Bielefeld: Transcript.
 

Sullivan, S. in press. Maps and memory, rights and relationships: articulations of global modernity and local dwelling in delineating land for a communal-area conservancy in north-west Namibia. Conserveries Mémorielles: Revue Transdisciplinaire 25, special issue on ‘Disrupted Histories, Recovered Pasts | Histoires Perturbées, Passés Retrouvés’, co-edited by Sullivan, S., Baussant, M., Dodd, L., Otele, O. & Dos Santos, I. (earlier version published 2019 as Future Pasts Working Papers  7).

Lendelvo, S., Mechtilde, P. & Sullivan, S. 2020 A Perfect Storm? COVID-19 and community-based conservation in Namibia. Namibian Journal of Environment 4(B): 1-15.

Also summarised in a blog on the Conservation Namibia website.

Sullivan, S. & Ganuses, W.S. 2020 Understanding Damara / ≠Nūkhoen and ǁUbun indigeneity and marginalisation in Namibia, pp. 283-324 in Odendaal, W. & Werner, W. (eds.) ‘Neither Here Nor There’: Indigeneity, Marginalisation and Land Rights in Post-independence Namibia. Windhoek: Land, Environment and Development Project, Legal Assistance Centre.

Koot, S., Hebinck, P. & Sullivan, S. 2020 Science for success – a conflict of interest? Researcher position and reflexivity in socio-ecological research for CBNRM in Namibia. Society and Natural Resources https://doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2020.1762953

Sullivan, S., Ganuses, W.S., |Nuab, F. & senior members of Sesfontein and Anabeb Conservancies 2019 Dama / ≠Nūkhoen and ǁUbun Cultural Landscapes Mapping, West Namibia, in progress report to Namidaman Traditional Authority, Sesfontein. Bath: Future Pasts.

 

Sullivan, S. 2019 Celebrating Hildegaart |Nuas of Sesfontein - 90 years still dancing. Future Pasts Blog, 19 December 2019.

Sullivan, S., Ganuses, W.S., Hannis, M., Impey, A., Low, C. & Rohde, R. 2019 Future Pasts: Landscape, Memory and Music in West Namibia, 2nd edition. Bath: Future Pasts.

Sullivan, S. 2019 Future Pasts exhibition curated in Namibia. Future Pasts Blog 4 July 2019.

Sullivan, S. 2019 Towards a metaphysics of the soul and a participatory aesthetics of life: mobilising Foucault, affect and animism for caring practices of existence. New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory & Politics 95(3): 5-21.

Hannis, M. & Sullivan, S. 2018 Relationality, reciprocity and flourishing in an African landscape, pp. 279-296 in Hartman, L.M. (ed.) That All May Flourish: Comparative Religious Environmental Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press.

Sullivan, S. 2018 Crossing continents with Future Pasts: a tale of three conferences. Future Pasts Blog 16 October 2018.

Sullivan, S. 2018 Dissonant sustainabilities? Politicising and psychologising antagonisms in the conservation-development nexus. Future Pasts Working Paper Series 5.

 

Bracking, S., Fredriksen, A., Sullivan, S. & Woodhouse, P. (eds.) 2018 Valuing Development, Environment and Conservation: Creating Values that Matter. London: Routledge.

Hannis, M. and Sullivan, S. 2018 Mining the desert. The Land 22: 46–49.

Hannis, M. and Sullivan, S. 2018 Extraction old and new: mining the desert in southwestern Africa. Future Pasts Blog 4 March 2018.

Sullivan, S. 2017 What’s ontology got to do with it? On nature and knowledge in a political ecology of ‘the green economy’. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 217-242.

Sullivan, S. 2017 On ‘natural capital’, ‘fairy-tales’ and ideology. Invited Review Essay, Development and Change 48(2): 397-423.

Sullivan, S. 2017 ‘Our hearts were happy here’ – recollecting acts of dwelling and acts of clearance through oral histories in west Namibia. Blog - Disrupted Histories, Recovered Pasts.

 

Sullivan, S. & Homewood, K. 2017 On non-equilibrium and nomadism: knowledge, diversity and global modernity in drylands, pp. 115–168 in Pimbert, M. (ed.) Food Sovereignty, Agroecology and Biocultural Knowledge: Constructing and Contesting Knowledge. London: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment.

Sullivan, S. 2016 Three of Namibia's most famous lion family were poisoned - why? The Conversation 23 August 2016. Longer version here: Why are pastoralists poisoning lions in west Namibia? Future Pasts blog.

 

Sullivan, S. 2016 (Re-)embodying which body? Philosophical, cross-cultural and personal reflections on corporeality, pp. 119-138 in Thomas-Pellicer, R., de Lucia, V. and Sullivan, S. (eds.) Law, Philosophy and Ecology: Exploring Re-Embodiments. London: GlassHouse Books, Routledge Law, Justice and Ecology Series.

Sullivan, S. 2016 What’s ontology got to do with it? On the knowledge of nature and the nature of knowledge in environmental anthropology, pp. 155-169 in Kopnina, H. and Shoreman-Ouimet, E. (eds.) Routledge International Handbook of Environmental Anthropology. London: Routledge.

Sullivan, S. and Hannis, M. 2016 Relationality, reciprocity and flourishing in an African landscape: perspectives on agency amongst ||Khao-a Dama, !Narenin and ||Ubun elders in west Namibia. Future Pasts Working Papers 2.

Sullivan, S. Hannis, M., Impey, A., Low, C. and Rohde, R.F. 2016 Future pasts? Sustainabilities in west Namibia - a conceptual framework for research. Future Pasts Working Papers 1.

Sullivan, S. & Low, C. 2014 Shades of the rainbow serpent? A KhoeSān animal between myth and landscape in southern Africa – ethnographic contextualisations of rock art representations. The Arts 3(2): 215-244.


Sullivan, S. 2013 After the green rush? Biodiversity offsets, uranium power and the ‘calculus of casualties’ in greening growth. Human Geography 6(1): 80-101.

 

Sullivan, S. 2013 Nature on the Move III: (Re)countenancing an animate nature. New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Enquiry 6(1-2): 50-71, republished in Büscher, B., Dressler, W. and Fletcher, R. (eds.) Nature™ Inc: New Frontiers of Environmental Conservation in the Neoliberal Age. University of Arizona Press, pp. 222-245.

Martin, A., McGuire, S. & Sullivan, S. 2013 Global environmental justice and biodiversity conservation. The Geographical Journal 179(2): 122-131.

 

Sullivan, S. 2011 On bioculturalism, shamanism & unlearning the creed of growth. Geography and You March-April: 15-19. Reprinted from Bioculturalism, shamanism & economics, Resurgence 250 (2008), online.

Sullivan, S. 2010 ‘Ecosystem service commodities’ – a new imperial ecology? Implications for animist immanent ecologies, with Deleuze and Guattari. New Formations: A Journal of Culture/Theory/Politics 69: 111-128, Special issue entitled ‘Imperial Ecologies’.

Igoe, J., Sullivan, S. & Brockington, D. 2010 Problematizing neoliberal biodiversity conservation: displaced and disobedient knowledge. Current Conservation 3(3): 4-7.

Igoe, J. & Sullivan, S. 2009 Problematizing Neoliberal Biodiversity Conservation: Displaced and Disobedient Knowledges. London: IIED.

Sullivan, S. 2009 Green capitalism, and the cultural poverty of constructing nature as service-provider. Radical Anthropology 3: 18-27.


Sulllivan, S. 2006 The elephant in the room? Problematizing ‘new’ (neoliberal) biodiversity conservation. Forum for Development Studies 33(1): 105-135.

 

Sullivan, S. 2006 On dance and difference: bodies, movement and experience in Khoesān trance-dancing, pp. 234-241 in Haviland, W.A., Gordon R., & Vivanco, L. (eds.) Talking About People: Readings in Contemporary Cultural Anthropology, 4th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill. Reprinted from Sullivan, S. 2001. Danza e diversità: copri, movimento ed esperienza nella trance-dance dei Khoisan e nei rave occidentali. (On dance and difference: bodies, movement and experience in Khoesān trance-dancing. Africa e Mediterraneo Cultura e Societa 37: 15-22.

Sullivan, S. 2005 Detail and dogma, data and discourse: food-gathering by Damara herders and conservation in arid north-west Namibia, pp. 63-99 in Homewood, K. (ed.) Rural Resources and Local Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa. Oxford: James Currey and University of Wisconsin Press. 

Sullivan, S. 2005 Riflessioni sulla ‘nuova’ (neoliberista) protezione ambientale (con casi pratici dalla Namibia), (Reflections on ‘new’ (neoliberal) conservation (with case material from Namibia, southern Africa). Africa e Orienti 2: 102-115.

Sullivan, S. & Homewood, K. 2004 Natural resources: use, access, tenure and management, pp. 118-166 in Bowyer-Bower, T. & Potts, D. (eds.) Eastern and Southern Africa. Institute of British Geographers’ Developing Areas Research Group, London: Addison Wesley Longman.

Sullivan, S. 2003 Protest, conflict and litigation: dissent or libel in resistance to a conservancy in north-west Namibia, pp. 69-86 in Berglund, E. & Anderson, D. (eds.) Ethnographies of Conservation: Environmentalism and the Distribution of Privilege. Oxford: Berghahn Press.

Brockington, D. & Sullivan, S. 2003 Qualitative research, pp. 57-74 in Scheyvens, R. & Storey, D. (eds.) Development Fieldwork: A Practical Guide. London: Sage Publications.

Sullivan, S. 2002 How sustainable is the communalising discourse of ‘new’ conservation? The masking of difference, inequality and aspiration in the fledgling ‘conservancies’ of Namibia, pp. 158-187 in Chatty, D. & Colchester, M. (eds.) Conservation and Mobile Indigenous people: Displacement, Forced Settlement and Sustainable Development. Oxford: Berghahn Press.

Sullivan, S. 2002 ‘How can the rain fall in this chaos?’ Myth and metaphor in representations of the north-west Namibian landscape, pp. 255-265, 315-317 in LeBeau, D. & Gordon, R.J. (eds.) Challenges for Anthropology in the ‘African Renaissance’: A Southern African Contribution. Windhoek: University of Namibia Press.

Sullivan, S. & Rohde, R. 2002 On non-equilibrium in arid and semi-arid grazing systems. Journal of Biogeography 29(12): 1595-1618.

Craven, P. & Sullivan, S. 2002 Inventory and review of ethnobotanical research in Namibia: first steps towards a central ‘register’ of published indigenous plant knowledge. NBRI Contributions 3. National Botanical Research Institute, Windhoek.

Sullivan, S. 2001 Difference, identity and access to official discourses: Hai||om, ‘Bushmen’, and a recent Namibian ethnography. Anthropos 96: 179-192.

Sullivan, S. 2000 Getting the science right, or introducing science in the first place? Local ‘facts’, global discourse – ‘desertification’ in north-west Namibia, pp. 15-44 in Stott, P. and Sullivan, S. (eds.) Political Ecology: Science, Myth and Power. London: Edward Arnold.
 

Sullivan, S. 2000 Gender, ethnographic myths and community-based conservation in a former Namibian ‘homeland’, pp. 142-164 in Hodgson, D. (ed.) Rethinking Pastoralism in Africa: Gender, Culture and the Myth of the Patriarchal Pastoralist. Oxford: James Currey.

 

Sullivan, S. 1999 Folk and formal, local and national: Damara cultural knowledge and community-based conservation in southern Kunene, Namibia. Cimbebasia 15: 1-28.

Sullivan, S. 1999 The impacts of people and livestock on topographically diverse open wood-and shrub-lands in arid north-west Namibia. Global Ecology and Biogeography (Special Issue on ‘Degradation of Open Woodlands’) 8: 257-277.

Sullivan, S. 1999 Rural planning in Namibia: state-led initiatives and some rural realities. Appendix 3 in Dalal-Clayton, B. DfID-funded IIED overview of rural planning. London: International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

Sullivan, S. 1998 People, plants and practice in drylands: sociopolitical and ecological dynamics of resource use by Damara farmers in arid north-west Namibia. PhD Thesis and Ethnobotany Annexe, University College London (Anthropology).

Sullivan, S. & Konstant, T.L. 1997 Human impacts on woody vegetation, and multivariate analysis: a case study based on data from Khowarib settlement, Kunene Region. Dinteria 25: 87-120.

 

Sullivan, S. 1996 The ‘Communalization’ of Former Commercial Farmland: Perspectives From Damaraland and Implications for Land Reform. Windhoek: Social Sciences Division of the Multidisciplinary Research Centre, University of Namibia, Research Report 25.

Sullivan, S. 1996 The Relevance of Traditional Range and Forestry Management, and Land Tenure Practices, for the in situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources in Namibia’s Arid and Semi-arid Areas. Windhoek and Nairobi: National Botanic Research Institute (NBRI) and International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI).

Sullivan, S. 1996 Towards a non-equilibrium ecology: perspectives from an arid land. Journal of Biogeography 23: 1-5.

Sullivan, S., Konstant, T.L. & Cunningham, A.B. 1995 The impact of the utilization of palm products on the population structure of the Vegetable Ivory Palm (Hyphaene petersiana, Arecaceae) in north-central Namibia. Economic Botany 49(4): 357-370.

Konstant, T.L., Sullivan, S. & Cunningham, A.B. 1995 The effects of utilization by people and livestock on Hyphaene petersiana (Arecaceae) basketry resources in the palm savanna of north-central Namibia. Economic Botany 49(4): 345-356.

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