Memory as Claim-making in Kalahari Socio-environments


This contribution examines the use of memory as a form of claim-making among Botswana’s San people, a tactic by which they contest their marginal position with regard to environmental policymaking and within the Botswanan state. By using histories of sustainable resource use, they articulate their belief that the local environment is not threatened by their presence, but rather protected through generations of human-environment interactions.