[ skip to content ]

Neoliberalising Nature: Elephant Back Tourism in Thailand and Botswana

Duffy, Rosaleen and Moore, Lorraine (2010) 'Neoliberalising Nature: Elephant Back Tourism in Thailand and Botswana.' Antipode, 42 (3). pp. 742-766.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This paper examines the case of elephant-back safaris in Thailand and Botswana; it argues that tourism has extended and deepened neoliberalism by targeting and opening up new frontiers in nature. In essence tourism redesigns and repackages nature for global consumption. Through a cross comparison of the same product (the use of captive/trained elephants) in two very different contexts (Thailand and Botswana) this paper analyses the variations in “actually existing neoliberalisms” (Brenner and Theodore 2002) and demonstrates that the effects are not unremittingly negative (Castree 2008b). It also draws out the ways that neoliberalism is challenged and reshaped by context specific processes and so it does not completely displace existing ways of approaching nature. Instead, existing approaches mix with neoliberalism to create new ways of valuing and conserving elephants.

Item Type: Articles
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Development Studies
ISSN: 14678330
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2010.00771.x
Depositing User: Rosaleen Duffy
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2013 16:24
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/17784

Statistics

Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
132Hits
Accesses by country - last 12 months
Accesses by referrer - last 12 months

Research Mentions and Reach

Additional statistics for this record are available via IRStats2

Repository staff only

Edit Item Edit Item