“In a Wounded Land” Book Launch in Vancouver

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Time: 3:30 p.m., PST

Where: ANSO Lounge, University of British Columbia, 6303 North West Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC

Vinay R. Kamat will launch his book, In a Wounded Land: Conservation, Extraction, and Human Well-Being in Costal Tanzania, in a collective Anthropology Department Book Launch at the University of British Columbia. Other authors attending include Dr. Mark Turin, Shépa: The Tibetan Oral Tradition Choné, Dr. Maya Wind, Towers of Ivory and Steel: How Israeli Universities Deny Palestinian Freedom, and Dr. Helena Zeweri, Between Care and Criminality. There will be short discussions with the authors, light refreshments, and copies of the books for purchase. 

About the book:

Focusing on the human element of marine conservation and the extractive industry in Tanzania, this volume illuminates what happens when impoverished people living in underdeveloped regions of Africa are suddenly subjected to state-directed conservation and natural resource extraction projects, implemented in their landscapes of subsistence. In a Wounded Land draws on ethnographically rich case studies and vignettes collected over a ten-year period in several coastal villages on Tanzania’s southeastern border with Mozambique. In seven chapters, the book demonstrates how state power, processes of displacement and dispossession, forms of local resistance and acquiescence, environmental and social justice, and human well-being become interconnected.

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