Tuesday Oct 24, 2023

James Parker - ”Ecologies of Development: Ecophilosophies and Indigenous Action on the Tana River”

Dr. Philip Gooding (IOWC, McGill) is joined by Dr. James Parker (Arizona State University) to discuss his 2022 paper, "Ecologies of Development: Ecophilosophies and Indigenous Action on the Tana River," published in History in Africa. The conversation covers colonial capitalism and its post-colonial hangovers along the river, the complex Indigenous responses to these forces, and the agency of the Tana itself in shaping these stories.

Dr. Parker completed his PhD at Northeastern University in 2020 and, before joining ASU, he held posts at the Carter G. Woodson Center at the University of Virginia and at Texas Women's University.


University Profile: https://search.asu.edu/profile/4878911

Paper: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/history-in-africa/article/ecologies-of-development-ecophilosophies-and-indigenous-action-on-the-tana-river/195C0B517750990AFC2F1C6010690310?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=bookmark

The Indian Ocean World Podcast is hosted by Dr. Philip Gooding, produced by Sam Gleave Riemann, and published under the SSHRC-funded Partnership "Appraising Risk, Past and Present."

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