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Author Sapignoli, Maria, author.

Title Hunting justice : development, law, and activism in the Kalahari / Maria Sapignoli, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Series Cambridge studies in law and society
Cambridge studies in law and society.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction -- Hunt for Justice -- Land Filled with Files -- Justice in (and Beyond) the "Legal" -- Judicialization and Juridification -- Battling Essentialism -- Legal and Economic Indigenous -- Method and the Multiple Leverage Points of Social Justice Activism -- Plan of the Book -- 2. Unsettling the Central Kalahari -- Displacement and the Sense of Grievance -- (Poisoned?) Gift of the Reserve -- For Whom the Reserve was Made -- Way of Life Within (and Outside) the Law -- Bringing Development to the Reserve -- Conservation and Tourism -- Mining as the Motive -- Removals -- Relocation in Regional and Global Contexts -- Opportunity and Despair -- 3. "Bushmen Problem" -- Ghosts of the Past -- Tswana Overlordship -- Legalizing Dispossession in the British Protectorate -- Anti-slavery and Political Reform -- Independence and the "Bushmen Problem" -- Emergent Activism in the Ghanzi Farms -- Minorities and Indigenous Peoples -- 4. Getting Organized: The Social Lives of San NGOs -- Civil Society and NGOism -- San NGOism -- First People of the Kalahari -- Indigenous Spokespersons -- Institutionalization and Divergences -- Factionalism -- (In)convenient Alliances -- Postmortem -- 5. San in the United Nations -- Entering the Palace -- Introducing Indigeneity in Africa -- Accreditation and the Development of Expertise -- Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues -- Drafting Statements -- Technology and Expertise -- Contests with the State -- Repetition -- Economic Ends of Indigenous Activism -- Going Home -- 6. Court -- Getting to Court -- Technology of Identity: Who were the Applicants? -- Expert Testimony for the Applicants -- San and Bakgalagadi Knowledge -- State Makes its Case -- Circus -- Ruling -- Indigenous Peoples' Access to Justice -- 7. After Judgment -- Legality from Below -- Negotiation Treadmill -- Social Life of the Applicant List -- Law Talk -- Embodied Injustice -- Trust and Representativity -- Origins of New Dispossessions -- 8. Litigating a Way of Life -- Law and Politics in the Justice Cause -- Litigation Chain -- Taking Inspiration -- Parallel Strategy: Bringing the Verdict to the UN -- Indigenous Rights under Review -- Politics by Political Means -- Producing Effects -- 9. Conclusion -- Objects and Subjects of Law -- Refusal of Recognition -- Hyper-politicization -- Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony
Summary "This book presents a long-term study of the activist campaign that contested the Botswana government's much-publicized removal of the San and Bakgalagadi people from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Sapignoli's multiple points of observation and analysis range from rural Botswana to the nation's High Court, and a variety of United Nations agencies in their Headquarters, focusing on rights claimants and officials from NGOs, states and the United Nations as they acted on the grievances of those who had been displaced. In offering a comprehensive discussion of the San people and their claims-making through formal institutions, this book maintains a consistent focus on the increased recourse to law and the everyday experience of those who are asserting their rights in response to the encroachments of the state and the opportunities inherent in new indigenous advocacy networks"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 5, 2018)
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Land tenure -- Botswana -- Central Kalahari Game Reserve
National parks and reserves -- Law and legislation -- Botswana -- Central Kalahari Game Reserve
San (African people) -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Botswana
Kgalagadi (African people) -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Botswana
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Indigenous peoples -- Land tenure
National parks and reserves -- Law and legislation
Botswana -- Central Kalahari Game Reserve
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781108129176