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Malcolm Draper

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Malcolm Draper

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Malcolm Draper

Malcolm Draper Position Lecturer
Discipline Sociology
Phone   033 260 5334
Office No.  NAB 320, 
Campus  Pietermaritzburg Campus

Degrees Held

  • Master of Social Science (University of Natal, 1999)

Research Interests

  • Broadly focused on the relationship between people and nature over time, having made contributions to conservation studies, wilderness, protected-area management, animal studies, environmental history, tourism, celebrity studies and sports such as hunting, fishing and horsemanship is so far as they open doors to understanding our relationship with nature and one another.

Teaching Interests

  • Sociological theory, conservation, environment and development.

Peer reviewed Journal Articles

  • ‘Zen and the Art of Garden Province Maintenance: the soft intimacy of hard men in the wilderness of KwaZulu-Natal (1952-1997)’, Journal of Southern African Studies, Special Issue on Masculinities in Southern Africa ,Vol. 24 No.4, December 1998, pp. 801-828.
  • And Piper, L, Burton, S, et. al. 2005c. ‘”They don’t know who’s who in the zoo”: the ironic failure of state-managed racial desegregation in the government village of Oribi, Pietermaritzburg’, Society in Transition, 36(1), 97-112.
  • ‘Culture and Nature in the Valley of a Thousand Hills – a tough guide to “other spaces”‘. Transformation, 44, 2000.
  • ‘Going Native: Trout and Settling Identity in a Rainbow Nation’, Historia, 48 (1) 2003, pp. 55-94.
  • and G. Mare (2003). ‘Going In: The Garden of England’s Gaming Zookeeper and Zululand.’ Journal of Southern African Studies 29(2): 551-569.
  • and Spierenburg, M. and Wels, H. ‘African Dreams of Cohesion: elite pacting and Community Development in Transfrontier Conservation Areas in Southern Africa’, Organisation and Change, 2004 , 10 (4), 2004, pp. 341-353.

Chapters in Books

  • ‘Millennialism’ in Shepard Krech, John McNeill, Carolyn Merchant (eds), Encyclopedia of World Environmental History, Berkshire, Routledge, 2004, pp.849-851.
  • ‘African Wilderness Pty Ltd: An Authentic Encounter with the Big Five, Death and the Meaning of Life’, in Chris Ryan, Stephen Page, Aitken, Michelle (eds) Taking Tourism to the Limits: Issues, Concepts and Managerial Perspectives, Amsterdam, Elsevier Ltd, 2005, pp. 113-128.
  • and Carton, B. ‘Bulls in the boardroom: The Zulu warrior ethic and the spirit of South African capitalism’. Zulu Identities: Being Zulu, Past and Present. B. Carton, J. Laband and J. Sithole (eds). Pietermaritzburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press and New York, Columbia University Press (2008) , pp. 591-605.
  • and Spierenburg, M. & Wels, H. (2007) Images of Africa: Agency and nature conservation in South Africa. In: M. de Bruijn, R. van Dijk & J.B. Gewald (eds.) Strength beyond Structure: Social and historical trajectories of agency in Africa. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers: 215-239.

Invitation Journal Article

  • and Watson, A. ‘Running with the Wild Dogs: Global Wilderness Management Education in Africa’, International Journal of Wilderness, 7 (4), 2002.

Conference Proceedings

  • ‘Communal Areas Ecotourism Flyfishing Projaect’ in Ardene, P. & Coke, M., (eds) Proceedings of the 5th Yellowfish Working Group  Conference, Himeville, KwaZulu Natal, 27-30th April, 2001, pp. 72-78.
  • In Quest of African Wilderness’ in: Watson, Alan; Sproull, Janet, comps. 2001. Seventh World Wilderness Congress symposium: science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values; 2001 November 2-8; Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Proceedings RMRS-P27. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, pp. 57-62.

Text Books

  • and Hagemeier, L. et. al. X Kit Undergraduate Sociology, Pearson, Maskew Miller Longman, 2006.
  • ‘Economy, Environment and Development in Southern Africa’, in Draper M., Galvin T. et. al. (2011) Sociology Supplement for Southern Africa, Pearson, Cape Town, pp. 21-48.