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Chair of African Studies pens book on cultural politics of “safari tourism”

February 10, 2016

Chair_AfricaStudies_bookcoverBenjamin Gardner, chair of the African Studies Program at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and associate professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UW Bothell, where he teaches global studies, cultural studies, and environmental studies, has authored the book Selling the Serengeti: The Cultural Politics of Safari Tourism (University of Georgia Press, Feb. 2015) that takes an in-depth look at the politics and development around land conservation through the lens of the Maasai people of northern Tanzania, and the influence of foreign-owned ecotourism and big-game hunting companies.

Hear Gardner speak about Selling the Serengeti on Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. UW Bookstore.



Read the book review here