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Decolonize Conservation / Ashley Dawson


Conservation is a form of colonization when it's practiced in the kind of protected area wilderness legacy that we've been discussing here. Ideally, we'd like to see conservation decolonized, and we'd like to see other forms of conservation that respect indigenous people's sovereignty; respect the right to free, prior, and informed consent, which the United Nations declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples, says is necessary. But all too often that doesn't happen.

Ashley Dawson joins This is Hell! to discuss their new book, "Decolonize Conservation: Global Voices for Indigenous Self-Determination, Land, and a World in Common," co-edited with Fiore Longo and Survival International

Ashley Dawson is currently Professor of Postcolonial Studies in the English Department at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), and at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. He currently works in the fields of environmental humanities and postcolonial ecocriticism.


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Ashley Dawson

Ashley Dawson is an author and Professor of Postcolonial Studies at the Graduate Center, City University of New York and the College of Staten Island.


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