Chagga chiefs' and others' advice for saving Mount Kilimanjaro

Chagga chiefs' and others' advice for saving Mount Kilimanjaro

Author: 
Stambach, Amy
Publisher: 
Taylor & Francis Group
Date published: 
2016
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Journal Title: 
Social Dynamics
Source: 
Social Dynamics, Vol. 42, No. 3, October 2016, pp. 411-428
Abstract: 

This paper analyses four different but connected explanations for addressing environmental change on Mount Kilimanjaro. These explanations are: the scientific, the chiefly, the economic, and that which pertains to social policy. Scientists document that the glaciers on Mount Kilimanjaro are thinning and disappearing. Descendants within chiefly lineages argue that their authority needs to be revitalised to protect the environment. Economists defend the value of harvesting and exporting natural and agricultural resources, while social policy advocates recommend teaching the public about these interweaving interests. An effort is needed to connect and question these four narratives through an environmental education that promotes deep anthropological analysis.

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CITATION: Stambach, Amy. Chagga chiefs' and others' advice for saving Mount Kilimanjaro . : Taylor & Francis Group , 2016. Social Dynamics, Vol. 42, No. 3, October 2016, pp. 411-428 - Available at: http://library.au.int/chagga-chiefs-and-others-advice-saving-mount-kilimanjaro