“¿Por dónde va a pasar el elefante? Va a pasar en la aldea.”: Bienestar humano, desarrollo y las políticas de la naturaleza en Chiawa, Zambia.

Translated title of the contribution: Where will the elephants pass? They will pass in the village: Human wellbeing, development and the politics of nature in Chiawa, Zambia

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Abstract

This chapter considers the ‘politics of nature’ in Chiawa, Zambia. One representation dominates: the ‘human-wildlife conflict’. This evokes a clash of interests between the local people and the wild animals they live amongst. That such a tension exists is not in doubt, as people seek on a daily basis to mitigate the risk of personal injury and damage to livelihoods by wild animals. What this chapter suggests, however, is that framing the issue in terms of a ‘human-wildlife conflict’ masks a more fundamental conflict between humans, across great differences of wealth and power. The chapter closes by reflecting on the value of focusing jointly on the politics of nature and wellbeing, and the implications this might have for how wellbeing should be conceived.
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationEcopoliticas Globales
Subtitle of host publicationMedio Ambiente, Bienestar y Poder
EditorsPiergiorgio Di Giminiani, Ángel Aedo, Juan Loera González
Place of PublicationSantiago de Chile
PublisherHueders
Pages81-105
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)978-956-365-032-7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

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White, S. (2016). “¿Por dónde va a pasar el elefante? Va a pasar en la aldea.”: Bienestar humano, desarrollo y las políticas de la naturaleza en Chiawa, Zambia. In P. Di Giminiani, Á. Aedo, & J. Loera González (Eds.), Ecopoliticas Globales: Medio Ambiente, Bienestar y Poder (pp. 81-105). [3] Santiago de Chile: Hueders.