2. Neumann 1995 Aristocratic hunting

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    • 20th century: The right to hunt to land holders of GB. 1, 000 people.
    • 'Emparkment':the implmentation of naturalised, private parks. Many thousands of people displaced throughout the British colonies: Maasai.
    • Africa: a lost Eden in need of protection.
      • Conservation laws and the creation of parks
        • 'Emparkment':the implmentation of naturalised, private parks. Many thousands of people displaced throughout the British colonies: Maasai.
      • Neumann argued that these fears of loss came too from the social, political and economic changes underway in Britain.
        • 1900s A hunting culture, and therefore way of life, was being lost
        • The disappearance of idealised English countryside was as important as an idealised wild Africa in shaping their policy interventions.
        • Onslow: English park owner who wrote articles based on assumptions of African similarities to British hunting.
          • 'All the land adjacent to the park is well known sporting country' when actually African farmers had no claim over land at all once the colonial hunting laws were implemented.
          • 'His was an imagined geography of Africa.'

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