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Celebrity and the Environment free pdf The battle to save the world is being joined by a powerful new group of warriors. Celebrities are lending their name to conservation causes, and conservation itself is growing its own stars to fight and speak for nature. In this timely and essential book, Dan Brockington argues that this alliance grows from the mutually supportive publicity celebrity and conservation causes provide for each other, and more fundamentally, that the flourishing of celebrity and charismatic conservation is part of an ever-closer intertwining of conservation and corporate capitalism. Celebrity promotions, the investments of rich executives, and the wealthy social networks of charismatic conservationists are producing more commodified and commercial conservation strategies- conservation becomes an ever more important means of generating profit. "Celebrity and the Environment" provides vital critical analysis of this new phenomena and argues that, ironically, there may be a hidden cost to celebrity power to individual's relationships with the wild. The author argues that whilst wildlife television documentaries flourish, there is a significant decline in visits to national parks in many countries around the world and this is evidence that t a time when conservationists are calling for us to restore our relationships with the wild, many people are doing so simply by following the exploits of celebrity conservationists.

About Dan Brockington

Dan Brockington has a PhD in anthropology from UCL and is happiest conducting long term research in remote rural areas. He is the author of Fortress Conservation and Nature Unbound (with Rosaleen Duffy and Jim Igoe), and has undertaken research for several years in Tanzania as well as shorter projects in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and India. He has worked at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and London and is now a senior lecturer at the Institute for Development Policy and Management at the University of Manchester.

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Author : Dan Brockington
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 15 October 2009
ISBN : 1848135491
EAN : 9781848135499
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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