G. W. Burnett [3]G. Wesley Burnett [1]
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    Wilderness and the Bantu Mind.G. W. Burnett & Kamuyu Wa Kang’Ethe - 1994 - Environmental Ethics 16 (2):145-160.
    In the West, it is widely believed that, since Africans lack an emotional experience with romanticism and transcendentalism, they do not possess the philosophical prerequisites necessary to protect wilderness. However, the West’s disdain for African systems of thought has precluded examination of customary African views of wilderness. Examination of ethnographic reports on Kenya’s Highland Bantu reveals a complex view of phenomena that the West generally associates with wilderness. For the Bantu, wilderness is an extension of human living space, and through (...)
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    A Political-Ecology Approach to Wildlife Conservation in Kenya.John S. Akama, Christopher L. Lant & G. Wesley Burnett - 1996 - Environmental Values 5 (4):335-347.
    Kenya has one of the highest remaining concentrations of tropical savanna wildlife in the world. It has been recognised by the state and international community as a 'unique world heritage' which should be preserved for posterity. However, the wildlife conservation efforts of the Kenya government confront complex and often persistent social and ecological problems, including land-use conflicts between the local people and wildlife, local people's suspicions and hostilities toward state policies of wildlife conservation, and accelerated destruction of wildlife habitats. This (...)
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    Ngugi Wa Thiong'o and the Search for a Populist Landscape Aesthetic.Renee Binder & G. W. Burnett - 1994 - Environmental Values 3 (1):47-59.
    This essay examines how Ngugi wa Thiong'o, East Africa's most prominent writer, treats the landscape as a fundamental social phenomenon in two of his most important novels, A Grain of Wheat and Petals of Blood. Basing his ideas in an ecological theory of landscape aesthetics resembling one recently developed in America, Ngugi understands that ability to control and manipulate a landscape defines a society. Nostalgia for the landscape lost to colonialism and to the corrupting and alienating influences of international capitalism (...)
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