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FB-38691-03
Humanizing the Serengeti Landscape: Environmental History in the Oral Traditions of Western Serengeti Peoples
Jan Shetler, Goshen College

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Imagining Serengeti: A History of Landscape Memory in Tanzania from Earliest Times to the Present (Book)
Title: Imagining Serengeti: A History of Landscape Memory in Tanzania from Earliest Times to the Present
Author: Jan Bender Shetler
Abstract: Many students come to African history with a host of stereotypes that are not always easy to dislodge. One of the most common is that of Africa as safari grounds—as the land of expansive, unpopulated game reserves untouched by civilization and preserved in their original pristine state by the tireless efforts of contemporary conservationists. With prose that is elegant in its simplicity and analysis that is forceful and compelling, Jan Bender Shetler brings the landscape memory of the Serengeti to life. She demonstrates how the social identities of western Serengeti peoples are embedded in specific spaces and in their collective memories of those spaces. Using a new methodology to analyze precolonial oral traditions, Shetler identifies core spatial images and reevaluates them in their historical context through the use of archaeological, linguistic, ethnographic, ecological, and archival evidence. Imagining Serengeti is a lively environmental history that will ensure that we never look at images of the African landscape in quite the same way.
Year: 2007
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/imagining-serengeti-a-history-of-landscape-memory-in-tanzania-from-earliest-times-to-the-present/oclc/77048124&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: World Cat
Secondary URL: http://www.ohioswallow.com/book/Imagining+Serengeti
Secondary URL Description: Ohio University Press
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0-8214-175

Imagining Serengeti: A History of Landscape Memory in Tanzania from Earliest Times to the Present (Book)
Title: Imagining Serengeti: A History of Landscape Memory in Tanzania from Earliest Times to the Present
Author: Shetler, Jan Bender
Year: 2007
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780821417492
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Athens: Ohio University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780821417492


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