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Sian Sullivan

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Research interests and specialisms

  • Cultural landscapes and culturenature ontologies
  • Embodiment, affect, ontology
  • Neoliberal biodiversity conservation and socio-cultural impacts of conservation landscapes
  • Financialisation of nature, including conservation banking and biodiversity offsetting
  • Political Ecology
  • Globalisation and social movements
  • KhoeSan ethnography
  • Constructions of value
  • Poststructural theory

If you are a prospective PhD student I am currently interested in supervising projects in any of the above areas.

Teaching specialism

Most of my time at Bath Spa is currently taken up with research and project management for funded research projects, as detailed below.

I am also currently developing Environmental Anthropology contributions for the new MA in Environmental Humanities, and since arriving at BSU in 2014 I have offered occasional teaching for the following modules: Ecosystem Management (lev. 7), Conservation in Context (lev. 6), and Identities and Inequalities: Past to Present (lev. 5).

Current Scholarship

Currently I am Principal Investigator for two research projects funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and I am also coming to the close of a four-year research project on the theme of ‘value’ funded by the Leverhulme Trust. These projects are as follows:

1. Disrupted Histories, Recovered Pasts: A Cross-Disciplinary Analysis and Cross-Case Synthesis of Oral Histories and History in Post-Conflict and Postcolonial Contexts
(Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator, 05/16-10/18, Major Research Grant Funded by the AHRC’s Care for the Future theme and the French LABEX programme Past in the Present, AH/N504579/1, fEC UK £99,743 and €79,661)

This project proposes a cross-disciplinary analysis and cross-case synthesis of experience and memory in post-conflict and postcolonial contexts. In the postconflict and colonial contexts of our cases, ‘disruption’ is present in three senses:
- as the productive ways in which multiple experiences retrieved through oral histories may refract and revise historical analysis;
- as the happening histories of objectively disruptive events break the flow of individual and collective experience;
- and as a strategy for cross-disciplinary research to disrupt and democratise conventional understanding by drawing attention to occluded experiences.
‘Recovery’ is also polysemic, invoking retrieval of past experiences, and the possibility for enhanced well-being, through voicing memories that may have been suppressed and attending to mismatches between public discourse about displaced groups and individual experience.

Case-research, conducted from disciplinary bases in anthropology and history, will explore relationships between oral histories and amateur histories with more formal written archives and historiography in a series of disrupted settings, namely:
* evictions in colonial and apartheid west Namibia (Sian Sullivan, BSU, UK);
* memories and historical interpretations of the Egyptian Jewish diaspora (Michèle Baussant, CNRS, France);
* war-time evacuation in Vichy, France (Lindsey Dodd, University of Huddersfield, UK);
* recent maritime exodus of migrants from Africa (Olivette Otele, BSU, UK);
* and Portuguese migrant subjectivities in post-colonial Angola (Irène Dos Santos, CNRS, France).
These case studies will be complemented by systematic cross-case engagement, synthesis, theorisation and communication of case-study research, conducted through regular meetings of our core research team, a larger research workshop, and presentation to the broader AHRC-LABEX Pasp network.


2. Future Pasts in an Apocalyptic Moment: A Hybrid Analysis of 'Green' Performativities and Ecocultural Ethics in a Globalised African Landscape
(Principal Investigator, 10/13-09/18, Major Research Grant funded by the AHRC's ‘Care for the Future’ Theme (Highlight Notice ‘Environmental Change and Sustainability’), AH/K005871/2, fEC £996,385).

Given a time of global environmental crisis, Future Pasts is a cross-disciplinary Arts and Humanities research project exploring understandings and practices of sustainability in west Namibia, where three of the project’s UK-based academics have long-term field experience. We work with a number of Namibian organisations, including the National Museum, Gobabeb Research and Training Centre ( http://gobabebtrc.org/ ) and Save the Rhino Trust ( http://www.savetherhinotrust.org/ ) to develop and conduct research that is empirically-rich, locally relevant, theoretically interesting and creative.

With Future Pasts we seek to:
* enhance understanding of sociocultural, economic and environmental changes in historical and post-independence contexts;
* document and support cultural heritage and indigenous knowledge regarding present and historical cultural landscapes of west Namibia;
* extend analysis and understanding of the historical ecologies of the Namib;
* interrogate interpretations of ‘sustainability’, particularly those contributing to the promotion of a growth-oriented ‘green economy’;
* foster cross-cultural public discussion of concerns relating to environmental change and sustainability;
* critically engage with the power dimensions shaping whose pasts become transferred forwards to future in contemporary approaches to environmental conservation and sustainability.

See www.futurepasts.net for more information, including the Future Pasts Working Papers series.


3. Human, Non-human and Environmental Value Systems: An Impossible Frontier?
(Co-Investigator, 09/12-12/16, Major Research Grant from the Leverhulme Trust with colleagues at Manchester University and the Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, RP2012-V-041, £587,269)

This project is dedicated to understanding how new and competing ways of valuing social and environmental harm and care present both challenges and opportunities in a rapidly changing world. Our research explores value-making in a variety of social and environmental contexts, from the valuation of human life and development in the public and private sectors to the values being created in new markets for carbon, biodiversity, land and water.

For more information see www.thestudyofvalue.org , where you can find the Leverhulme Centre for the Study of Value (LCSV) Working Paper series.


I am also an active member of the following Research Networks:

* Silenced pasts: mediations and social appropriations of the pasts in immigration and post-conflict societies (SILPAST), Consortium led by Michèle Baussant (CNRS, France) and funded by the Agence Nationale Recherche (ANR), France

* Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) https://politicalecologynetwork.com/

Recent and currently supervised PhDs

  • Louise Carver, The making of biodiversity value in UK biodiversity offsetting. FT, fully-funded studentship, Leverhulme Trust.
  • Christina Siamanta, The making of ‘Green Greece’? A political ecology analysis of economic crisis, ‘green growth’ and the neoliberalisation of nature FT 2011-2015, passed with no corrections 210116.
  • Marzhan Thomas, Sustainable transitions? Historical analysis of sustainable development indicators in Russia and Kazakhstan and their regions. PT 2009-2014, passed with minor corrections, 151214.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD University College London
  • BSc (Hons) University College London

Professional memberships

  • 2013 Fellow of Royal Geographical Society
  • 2008 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2006 Member of the Association of Social Anthropologists

Recent professional updating

Administrative Roles at Bath Spa:

  • Member of the Steering Committee for the Bath Spa Research Committee in Environmental Humanities http://www.bathspa.ac.uk/schools/humanities-and-cultural-industries/research-in-hci/research-centres-and-groups/environmental-humanities (since 2016)
  • Member of Peer Review College (since 2015)
  • Member of Promotions Panel for Readers and Professors (since 2015)

Other external roles

Current and Recent Academic Service:

Ad hoc reviewer for: American Ethnologist (08/16); Antipode (06/16, 08/13, 02/13); Conservation and Society (06/16); Environmental Humanities (04/16); Current Anthropology (04/16); New Political Economy (03/16); Geoforum (02/16+2nd review 06/16); Oxford University Press Bibliographies in Geography (09/15); Conservation Biology (06/15); Oryx (03/15; 01/14); Trans. of the Institute of British Geographers (11/14; 12/12); Annals of the Association of American Geographers (02/14); Biological Conservation (02/14); Development and Change (02/14, 04/13); Conservation and Society (04/13); Progress in Human Geography (08/11); Environmental Conservation (12/10); Environment and Society: Advances in Research (11/10);
Prior to 2010: J. Royal Anthropological Institute; J. Southern African Studies, J. Political Ecology; J. Biogeography; J. Social Movement Studies; ephemera: theory and politics of organization; International Feminist J. Politics; Forum for Development Studies; The South African Geographical Journal; Land Degradation and Development; J. Arid Environments

Professorial tenure review NORAGRIC, University of Oslo (2016)

Book Manuscript Reviewer for: Palgrave, Environmental Studies (09/15); Antipode Book Series, John Wiley (08/13); Routledge, Earthscan (2012); Dorling Kindersley Reading Program, Academic Press (2004).

Book endorsements: Conservation and Development, Routledge (09/15)

09/15 Reviewer for National Research Foundation, South Africa (researcher rating review)

01/13 Reviewer for Research Talent Programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Division of Social Sciences, for proposal entitled 'Biodiversity Banking: The Next Step in the Marketization of Ecosystem Services'

11/12 Judge for Rappaport Prize in Anthropology and Environment, Association of American Anthropologists annual conference

03/12 Invited contributor to International Benchmarking Review of research in British Human Geography, co-organised by the ESRC and AHRC

Reviewer for £40.5 million ESRC/DfID/NERC research programme on Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA), appointed March 2010

Member of ESRC College of Assessors since 2000. Recent reviews completed: 07/10 Postdoctoral Fellowship application

Member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP), Theme on Governance, Equity and Rights (TGER) (since 2010)

Selection Committee appointee, Darrell Posey Fellowship Scheme for Ethnoecology and Traditional Resource Rights ( http://ise.arts.ubc.ca/fellowships/ ) (since 2004)

External Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR), University of Warwick (since 2005)

Research and academic outputs

Go to ResearchSPAce

Valuing development, environment and conservation: creating values that matter
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Bracking, S, Fredriksen, A, Sullivan, S and Woodhouse, P, eds. (2018) Valuing development, environment and conservation: creating values that matter. Routledge, Abingdon. (Forthcoming)


Future pasts: landscape, memory and music in West Namibia
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Sullivan, S, Hannis, M, Impey, A, Low, C and Rohde, R (2017) Future pasts: landscape, memory and music in West Namibia. Future Pasts, Bath Spa University, Bath. ISBN 9781911126058


Contributions to law, philosophy and ecology: exploring re-embodiments
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Pellicer-Thomas, R, De Lucia, V and Sullivan, S, eds. (2016) Contributions to law, philosophy and ecology: exploring re-embodiments. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138852877


Financialisation, biodiversity conservation and equity: some currents and concerns
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Sullivan, S (2012) Financialisation, biodiversity conservation and equity: some currents and concerns. Third World Network, Penang, Malaysia. ISBN 9789675412691


'Shell to sea' in Ireland: building social movement potency
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Sullivan, S and Salter, K (2008) 'Shell to sea' in Ireland: building social movement potency. NGPA working paper series, 5 . Non-Governmental Public Action Programme, London. ISBN 9780853282242


Inventory and review of ethnobotanical research in Namibia: first steps towards a central ‘register’ of published indigenous plant knowledge
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Sullivan, S and Craven, P (2002) Inventory and review of ethnobotanical research in Namibia: first steps towards a central ‘register’ of published indigenous plant knowledge. National Botanical Research Institute, Windhoek, pp. 1-44. ISBN 0869765388


Political ecology: science, myth and power
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Sullivan, S and Stott, P (2000) Political ecology: science, myth and power. Arnold, London. ISBN 9780340761656


The "communalization" of former commercial farmland: perspectives from Damaraland and implications for land reform
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Sullivan, S (1996) The "communalization" of former commercial farmland: perspectives from Damaraland and implications for land reform. SSD research report, 25 . Social Sciences Division, Multidisciplinary Research Centre, University of Namibia, Windhoek. ISBN 0947433589


Theories of valuation
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Bracking, S, Fredriksen, A, Sullivan, S and Woodhouse, P (2018) 'Theories of valuation.' In: Bracking, S, Fredriksen, A, Sullivan, S and Woodhouse, P, eds. Valuing development, environment and conservation: creating values that matter. Routledge, Abingdon. (Forthcoming)


Introduction
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Bracking, S, Fredriksen, A, Sullivan, S and Woodhouse, P (2018) 'Introduction.' In: Bracking, S, Fredriksen, A, Sullivan, S and Woodhouse, P, eds. Valuing development, environment and conservation: creating values that matter. Routledge, Abingdon. (Forthcoming)


On non-equilibrium and nomadism: knowledge, diversity and global modernity in drylands
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Sullivan, S and Homewood, K (2017) 'On non-equilibrium and nomadism: knowledge, diversity and global modernity in drylands.' In: Pimbert, M, ed. Food sovereignty, agroecology and biocultural diversity: constructing and contesting knowledge. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9781138955356 (Forthcoming)


Dialogue
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Sullivan, S, Hannis, M and Cottine, C (2017) 'Dialogue.' In: Hartman, L.M, ed. Flourishing: comparative religious environmental ethics. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. (Forthcoming)


Relationality, reciprocity and flourishing in an African landscape
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Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2017) 'Relationality, reciprocity and flourishing in an African landscape.' In: Hartman, L.M, ed. Flourishing: comparative religious environmental ethics. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. (Forthcoming)


Creating ‘good biodiversity yield per hectare’? Calculating conservation yields in the English Biodiversity Offsetting Pilot
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Sullivan, S and Carver, L (2017) 'Creating ‘good biodiversity yield per hectare’? Calculating conservation yields in the English Biodiversity Offsetting Pilot.' In: Bracking, S, Fredriksen, A, Sullivan, S and Woodhouse, P, eds. Valuing development, environment and conservation: creating values that matter. Routledge, Abingdon. (Forthcoming)


Bonding nature(s)? Funds, financiers and values at the impact investing edge in environmental conservation
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Sullivan, S (2017) 'Bonding nature(s)? Funds, financiers and values at the impact investing edge in environmental conservation.' In: Bracking, S, Fredriksen, A, Sullivan, S and Woodhouse, P, eds. Valuing development, environment and conservation: creating values that matter. Routledge, Abingdon. (Forthcoming)


What’s ontology got to do with it? On the knowledge of nature and the nature of knowledge in environmental anthropology
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Sullivan, S (2016) 'What’s ontology got to do with it? On the knowledge of nature and the nature of knowledge in environmental anthropology.' In: Kopnina, H and Shoreman-Ouimet, E, eds. Routledge handbook of environmental anthropology. Routledge, London, pp. 155-169. ISBN 9781138782877


(Re-)embodying which body? Philosophical, cross-cultural and personal reflections on corporeality
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Sullivan, S (2016) '(Re-)embodying which body? Philosophical, cross-cultural and personal reflections on corporeality.' In: Pellicer-Thomas, R, De Lucia, V and Sullivan, S, eds. Law, philosophy and ecology: exploring re-embodiments. Routledge, London, pp. 119-138. ISBN 9781138852877


Making other worlds possible? Riots, movement and counter-globalisation
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Mueller, T and Sullivan, S (2015) 'Making other worlds possible? Riots, movement and counter-globalisation.' In: Davis, M.T, ed. Crowd actions in Britain and France from the Middle Ages to the modern world. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 239-255. ISBN 780230203983


Nature on the move III: (re)countenancing an animate nature
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Sullivan, S (2014) 'Nature on the move III: (re)countenancing an animate nature.' In: Büscher, B, Dressler, W and Fletcher, R, eds. Nature Inc: environmental conservation in the neoliberal age. 2nd ed. Critical green engagements . University of Arizona Press, Tucson. ISBN 9780816530953


Green: an activist film
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Sullivan, S (2012) 'Green: an activist film.' In: Blewitt, J, ed. The Media, Animal Conservation and Environmental Education. Routledge, London. ISBN 978-0-415-52208-3


Green capitalism, and the cultural poverty of constructing nature as service provider
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Sullivan, S (2009) 'Green capitalism, and the cultural poverty of constructing nature as service provider.' In: Böhm, S and Dabhi, S, eds. Upsetting the offset: the political economy of carbon markets. MayFlyBooks, London, pp. 255-274. ISBN 9781906948061


Globalization from below? ICTs and democratic development in the project 'Indymedia Africa'
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Frenzel, F and Sullivan, S (2009) 'Globalization from below? ICTs and democratic development in the project 'Indymedia Africa'.' In: Mudhai, O.F, Tettey, W.J and Banda, F, eds. African media and the digital public sphere. Palgrave Macmillan series in international political communication . Palgrave Macmillan, New York ; Basingstoke, pp. 165-182. ISBN 9780230614864


Viva nihilism!: on militancy and machismo in (anti-)globalization protest
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Sullivan, S (2007) 'Viva nihilism!: on militancy and machismo in (anti-)globalization protest.' In: Devetak, R and Hughes, C.W, eds. The globalization of political violence: globalization's shadow. Warwick studies in globalisation (10). Routledge, New York, pp. 203-243. ISBN 9780415425339


Conceptualizing glocal organization: from rhizomes to E=MC2 in becoming post-human
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Sullivan, S (2007) 'Conceptualizing glocal organization: from rhizomes to E=MC2 in becoming post-human.' In: Kornprobst, M, Pouliot, V, Shah, N and Zaiotti, R, eds. Metaphors of globalization : mirrors, magicians and mutinies. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 149-166. ISBN 9780230590687


Blogs
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Sullivan, S (2007) 'Blogs.' In: Robertson, R and Scholte, J.A, eds. Encyclopedia of globalization. Routledge, New York. ISBN 9780415973144


‘Indymedia’
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Sullivan, S (2007) '‘Indymedia’.' In: Anderson, G.L and Herr, K.G, eds. Encyclopedia of activism and social justice. Sage reference publication, I-3 . Sage, Thousand Oaks. ISBN 9781412918121


On dance and difference: bodies, movement and experience in Khoesān trance-dancing – perceptions of a ‘raver’
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Sullivan, S (2006) 'On dance and difference: bodies, movement and experience in Khoesān trance-dancing – perceptions of a ‘raver’.' In: Haviland, W.S, Gordon, R and Vivanco, L, eds. Talking about people : readings in contemporary cultural anthropology. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill, Boston, pp. 234-241. ISBN 9780072994810


'We are heartbroken and furious!' : violence and the (anti-)globalisation movement(s)
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Sullivan, S (2005) ''We are heartbroken and furious!' : violence and the (anti-)globalisation movement(s).' In: Eschle, C and Maiguashca, B, eds. Critical theories, international relations and 'the anti-globalisation movement' : the politics of global resistance. RIPE series in global political economy . Routledge, London, pp. 174-194. ISBN 9780415343909


Detail and dogma, data and discourse: food gathering by Damara herders and conservation in arid north-west Namibia
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Sullivan, S (2005) 'Detail and dogma, data and discourse: food gathering by Damara herders and conservation in arid north-west Namibia.' In: Homewood, K, ed. Rural resources and local livelihoods in Africa. James Currey, Oxford, pp. 63-99. ISBN 9781403969309


'Namibia' and 'Damara'
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Sullivan, S (2004) ''Namibia' and 'Damara'.' In: Skutsch, C, ed. Encyclopedia of the world's minorities. Routledge, New York. ISBN 157958392X


Natural resources: use, access, tenure and management
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Sullivan, S and Homewood, K (2004) 'Natural resources: use, access, tenure and management.' In: Potts, D and Bowyer-Bower, T, eds. Eastern and southern Africa : development challenges in a volatile region. DARG regional development series (4). Pearson Education, New York. ISBN 9780130264688


Protest, conflict and litigation: dissent or libel in resistance to a conservancy in north-west Namibia
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Sullivan, S (2003) 'Protest, conflict and litigation: dissent or libel in resistance to a conservancy in north-west Namibia.' In: Anderson, D.G and Berglund, E.K, eds. Ethnographies of conservation : environmentalism and the distribution of privilege. Berghahn, Oxford, pp. 69-86. ISBN 9781571816962


Qualitative research
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Sullivan, S and Brockington, D (2003) 'Qualitative research.' In: Scheyvens, R and Storey, D, eds. Development fieldwork : a practical guide. Sage, London, pp. 57-74. ISBN 9781412933384


How sustainable is the communalizing discourse of 'new' conservation?: the masking of difference, inequality and aspiration in the fledgling 'conservancies' of Namibia
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Sullivan, S (2002) 'How sustainable is the communalizing discourse of 'new' conservation?: the masking of difference, inequality and aspiration in the fledgling 'conservancies' of Namibia.' In: Chatty, D and Colchester, M, eds. Conservation and mobile indigenous peoples : displacement, forced settlement and sustainable development. Studies in forced migration (10). Berghahn, Oxford, pp. 158-187. ISBN 9781571818416


'How can the rain fall in this chaos?': myth and metaphor in representations of the north-west Namibian landscape
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Sullivan, S (2002) ''How can the rain fall in this chaos?': myth and metaphor in representations of the north-west Namibian landscape.' In: LeBeau, D and Gordon, R.J, eds. Challenges for anthropology in the "African renaissance" : a southern African contribution. University of Namibia Press publication (1). University of Namibia Press, Windhoek, pp. 255-265. ISBN 991659420


Gender, ethnographic myths and community-based conservation in a former Namibian "homeland"
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Sullivan, S (2000) 'Gender, ethnographic myths and community-based conservation in a former Namibian "homeland".' In: Hodgson, D.L, ed. Rethinking pastoralism in Africa : gender, culture & the myth of the patriarchal pastoralist. James Currey, Oxford, pp. 142-164. ISBN 9780821413692


Getting the science right, or introducing science in the first place?: local "facts", global discourse- "desertification" in north-west Namibia
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Sullivan, S (2000) 'Getting the science right, or introducing science in the first place?: local "facts", global discourse- "desertification" in north-west Namibia.' In: Stott, P and Sullivan, S, eds. Political ecology : science, myth and power. Arnold, London, pp. 15-44. ISBN 9780340761656


Rural planning in Namibia: state-led initiatives and some rural realities
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Sullivan, S (2000) 'Rural planning in Namibia: state-led initiatives and some rural realities.' In: Dalal-Clayton, B, Dent, D and Dubois, O, eds. Rural planning in the developing world with a special focus on natural resources : lessons learned and potential contributions to sustainable livelihoods: an overview. IIED, London. ISBN 1899825738


On possibilities for salvaged polyphonic ecologies in a ruined world
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Sullivan, S (2017) 'On possibilities for salvaged polyphonic ecologies in a ruined world.' Dialogues in Human Geography. ISSN 2043-8206 (Forthcoming)


Making nature investable: from legibility to leverageability in fabricating 'nature' as 'natural capital'
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Sullivan, S (2017) 'Making nature investable: from legibility to leverageability in fabricating 'nature' as 'natural capital'.' Science and Technology Studies. ISSN 2243-4690 (Forthcoming)


The disvalues of alienated capitalist natures
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Sullivan, S (2017) 'The disvalues of alienated capitalist natures.' Dialogues in Human Geography, 7 (3). pp. 310-313. ISSN 2043-8206


“Mathematics maybe, but not money”: on balance sheets, numbers and nature in ecological accounting
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Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2017) '“Mathematics maybe, but not money”: on balance sheets, numbers and nature in ecological accounting.' Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 30 (7). pp. 1459-1480. ISSN 0951-3574


How economic contexts shape calculations of "yield" in biodiversity offsetting
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Carver, L and Sullivan, S (2017) 'How economic contexts shape calculations of "yield" in biodiversity offsetting.' Conservation Biology, 31 (5). pp. 1053-1065. ISSN 0888-8892


Noting some effects of fabricating 'nature' as 'natural capital'
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Sullivan, S (2017) 'Noting some effects of fabricating 'nature' as 'natural capital'.' The Ecological Citizen, 1 (1). pp. 65-73. ISSN 2515-1967


What's ontology got to do with it? On nature and knowledge in a political ecology of the 'green economy'
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Sullivan, S (2017) 'What's ontology got to do with it? On nature and knowledge in a political ecology of the 'green economy'.' Journal of Political Ecology, 24. pp. 217-242. ISSN 1073-0451


On ‘natural capital’, ‘fairy tales’ and ideology
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Sullivan, S (2017) 'On ‘natural capital’, ‘fairy tales’ and ideology.' Development and Change, 48 (2). pp. 397-423. ISSN 0012-155X


Beyond the money shot; or how framing nature matters? Locating 'Green' at Wildscreen
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Sullivan, S (2016) 'Beyond the money shot; or how framing nature matters? Locating 'Green' at Wildscreen.' Environmental Communication, 10 (6). pp. 749-762. ISSN 1752-4040


Nets and frames, losses and gains: value struggles in engagements with biodiversity offsetting policy in England
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Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2015) 'Nets and frames, losses and gains: value struggles in engagements with biodiversity offsetting policy in England.' Ecosystem Services, 15. pp. 162-173. ISSN 2212-0416


Shades of the rainbow serpent? A KhoeSān animal between myth and landscape in southern Africa – ethnographic contextualisations of rock art representations
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Sullivan, S and Low, C (2014) 'Shades of the rainbow serpent? A KhoeSān animal between myth and landscape in southern Africa – ethnographic contextualisations of rock art representations.' Arts, 3 (2). pp. 215-244. ISSN 2076-0752


Nature on the move III: (re)countenancing an animate nature
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Sullivan, S (2013) 'Nature on the move III: (re)countenancing an animate nature.' New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry, 6 (1-2). pp. 50-71. ISSN 1715-6718


Introducing “Nature on the move”: a triptych
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Sullivan, S, Igoe, J and Buscher, B (2013) 'Introducing “Nature on the move”: a triptych.' New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry, 6 (1-2). pp. 15-19. ISSN 1715-6718


Sustainability and development in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern European countries
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Thomas, M, Sullivan, S and Briant, B (2013) 'Sustainability and development in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern European countries.' International Journal of Sustainable Human Development, 1 (4). pp. 163-176. ISSN 2052-8582


Banking nature? The spectacular financialisation of environmental conservation
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Sullivan, S (2013) 'Banking nature? The spectacular financialisation of environmental conservation.' Antipode, 45 (1). pp. 198-217. ISSN 0066-4812


Global environmental justice and biodiversity conservation
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Sullivan, S, Martin, A and McGuire, S (2013) 'Global environmental justice and biodiversity conservation.' The Geographical Journal, 179 (2). pp. 122-131.


After the green rush? Biodiversity offsets, uranium power and the 'calculus of casualties' in greening growth
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Sullivan, S (2013) 'After the green rush? Biodiversity offsets, uranium power and the 'calculus of casualties' in greening growth.' Human Geography, 6 (1). pp. 80-101.


Towards a synthesized critique of neoliberal conservation
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Sullivan, S, Büscher, B, Neves, K, Igoe, J and Brockington, D (2012) 'Towards a synthesized critique of neoliberal conservation.' Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, 23 (2). pp. 4-30.


On bioculturalism, shamanism and unlearning the creed of growth
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Sullivan, S (2011) 'On bioculturalism, shamanism and unlearning the creed of growth.' Geography and You, March. pp. 15-19.


A technological recipe for making nature the friend of capital
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Sullivan, S (2011) 'A technological recipe for making nature the friend of capital.' The Land, 10 (Summer). pp. 44-46.


Comparing alternative media in North and South: the cases of IFIWatchnet and Indymedia in Africa
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Sullivan, S, Frenzel, F, Böhm, S, Quinton, P, Spicer, A and Young, Z (2011) 'Comparing alternative media in North and South: the cases of IFIWatchnet and Indymedia in Africa.' Environment and Planning A, 43. pp. 1173-1189.


Supposing truth is a woman? A commentary
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Sullivan, S (2011) 'Supposing truth is a woman? A commentary.' International Feminist Journal of Politics, 13 (2). pp. 231-237. ISSN 1461-6742


Conservation is sexy! What makes this so, and what does this make? An engagement with 'Celebrity and the Environment'
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Sullivan, S (2011) 'Conservation is sexy! What makes this so, and what does this make? An engagement with 'Celebrity and the Environment'.' Conservation and Society, 9 (4). pp. 334-345. ISSN 0972-4923


Conservation and concealment in SpeciesBanking.com, USA: an analysis of neoliberal performance in the species offsetting industry
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Sullivan, S and Pawliczek, J (2011) 'Conservation and concealment in SpeciesBanking.com, USA: an analysis of neoliberal performance in the species offsetting industry.' Environmental Conservation, 38 (4). pp. 435-444. ISSN 0376-8929


Becoming global (un)civil society: struggles in the global Indymedia network
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Sullivan, S, Spicer, A and Böhm, S (2011) 'Becoming global (un)civil society: struggles in the global Indymedia network.' Globalizations, 8 (5). pp. 703-717. ISSN 1474-7731


Alternative view of Serengeti road
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Sullivan, S, Homewood, K and Brockington, D (2010) 'Alternative view of Serengeti road.' Nature, 467. pp. 788-789. ISSN 1476-4687


Problematizing neoliberal biodiversity conservation: displaced and disobedient knowledge
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Sullivan, S and Igoe, J (2010) 'Problematizing neoliberal biodiversity conservation: displaced and disobedient knowledge.' Current Conservation, 3 (3). pp. 4-7.


‘Ecosystem service commodities’ – a new imperial ecology? Implications for animist immanent ecologies, with Deleuze and Guattari
article

Sullivan, S (2010) '‘Ecosystem service commodities’ – a new imperial ecology? Implications for animist immanent ecologies, with Deleuze and Guattari.' New Formations: A Journal of Culture/Theory/Politics, 69. pp. 111-128.


Green capitalism, and the cultural poverty of constructing nature as service-provider
article

Sullivan, S (2009) 'Green capitalism, and the cultural poverty of constructing nature as service-provider.' Radical Anthropology, 3. pp. 18-27.


Global enclosures: an ecosystem at your service
article

Sullivan, S (2008) 'Global enclosures: an ecosystem at your service.' The Land, Winter. pp. 21-23.


An 'other' world is possible? On representation, rationalism and romanticism in social forums
article

Sullivan, S (2005) 'An 'other' world is possible? On representation, rationalism and romanticism in social forums.' Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization, 5 (2). pp. 370-392. ISSN 1473-2866


The organisation and politics of social forums [editorial]
article

Sullivan, S, Bohm, S and Reyes, O (2005) 'The organisation and politics of social forums [editorial].' Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization, 5 (2). pp. 98-101. ISSN 1473-2866


Sensing the forum: a collage
article

Sullivan, S and Bohm, S (2005) 'Sensing the forum: a collage.' Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization, 5 (2). p. 393. ISSN 1473-2866


Riflessioni sulla ‘nuova’ (neoliberista) protezione ambientale (con casi pratici dalla Namibia)
article

Sullivan, S (2005) 'Riflessioni sulla ‘nuova’ (neoliberista) protezione ambientale (con casi pratici dalla Namibia).' Africa e Orienti, 2. pp. 102-115.


Barcelona 22-25 January 2004: First International Conference on Social Movements and Activist Research
article

Sullivan, S (2004) 'Barcelona 22-25 January 2004: First International Conference on Social Movements and Activist Research.' CSGR Newsletter, 11. pp. 12-15.


On non-equilibrium and nomadism: knowledge, diversity and global modernity in drylands (and beyond ...)
article

Sullivan, S and Homewood, K (2003) 'On non-equilibrium and nomadism: knowledge, diversity and global modernity in drylands (and beyond ...).' CSGR Working Papers, 122. pp. 1-60.


‘Anger is a gift!' Or is it? Engaging with violence in the (anti-)globalisation movement(s)
article

Sullivan, S (2003) '‘Anger is a gift!' Or is it? Engaging with violence in the (anti-)globalisation movement(s).' CSGR Newsletter, 10. pp. 11-14.


Frontline(s)
article

Sullivan, S (2003) 'Frontline(s).' Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization, 3 (1). pp. 68-89. ISSN 1473-2866


On non-equilibrium in arid and semi-arid grazing systems
article

Sullivan, S and Rohde, R (2002) 'On non-equilibrium in arid and semi-arid grazing systems.' Journal of Biogeography, 29 (12). pp. 1595-1618. ISSN 1365-2699


Difference, identity, and access to official discourses: Hai║om, “Bushmen,” and a recent Namibian ethnography
article

Sullivan, S (2001) 'Difference, identity, and access to official discourses: Hai║om, “Bushmen,” and a recent Namibian ethnography.' Anthropos: International Review of Anthropology and Linguistics, 96. pp. 179-192. ISSN 0257-9774


The impacts of people and livestock on topographically diverse open wood- and shrub-lands in arid north-west Namibia
article

Sullivan, S (1999) 'The impacts of people and livestock on topographically diverse open wood- and shrub-lands in arid north-west Namibia.' Global Ecology and Biogeography, 8 (3-4). pp. 257-277. ISSN 1466-8238


Folk and formal, local and national: Damara cultural knowledge and community-based conservation in southern Kunene, Namibia
article

Sullivan, S (1999) 'Folk and formal, local and national: Damara cultural knowledge and community-based conservation in southern Kunene, Namibia.' Cimbebasia, 15. pp. 1-28. ISSN 0253-2522


Human impacts on woody vegetation, and multivariate analysis: a case study based on data from Khowarib settlement, Kunene Region
article

Sullivan, S and Konstant, T.L (1997) 'Human impacts on woody vegetation, and multivariate analysis: a case study based on data from Khowarib settlement, Kunene Region.' Dinteria, 25. pp. 87-120. ISSN 0012-3013


Towards a non-equilibrium ecology: perspectives from an arid land [editorial]
article

Sullivan, S (1996) 'Towards a non-equilibrium ecology: perspectives from an arid land [editorial].' Journal of Biogeography, 23 (1). ISSN 1365-2699


The impact of utilization of palm products on the population structure of the vegetable ivory palm (Hyphaene petersiana, arecaceae) in North-Central Namibia
article

Sullivan, S, Konstant, T.L and Cunningham, A.B (1995) 'The impact of utilization of palm products on the population structure of the vegetable ivory palm (Hyphaene petersiana, arecaceae) in North-Central Namibia.' Economic Botany, 49 (4). pp. 357-370. ISSN 0013-0001


The effects of utilization by people and livestock on Hyphaene petersiana (Arecaceae) basketry resources in the palm savanna of North-Central Namibia
article

Sullivan, S, Konstant, T.L and Cunningham, A.B (1995) 'The effects of utilization by people and livestock on Hyphaene petersiana (Arecaceae) basketry resources in the palm savanna of North-Central Namibia.' Economic Botany, 49 (4). pp. 345-356. ISSN 0013-0001


‘Mathematics maybe, but not money’: on balance sheets, numbers and nature in ecological accounting
conference_item

Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2017) ‘Mathematics maybe, but not money’: on balance sheets, numbers and nature in ecological accounting. In: Capitalizing Nature: Forms and Strategies for Economizing the Environment, 19th to 21st Century, 12 -13 June 2017, Centre Alexandre Koyré, Paris, France.


Bonding nature(s): funds, financiers and values at the impact investing edge in environmental conservation
conference_item

Sullivan, S (2017) Bonding nature(s): funds, financiers and values at the impact investing edge in environmental conservation. In: Centre for Space, Place and Society (CSPS) International Conference - The Value of Life: Measurement, Stakes, Implications, 28 - 30 June 2017, Hotel de Wageningsche Berg, Wageningen, Netherlands.


'Nature' or 'natural capital'? A question of value(s)
conference_item

Sullivan, S (2017) 'Nature' or 'natural capital'? A question of value(s). In: Nature and Wellbeing Workshop, 8 May 2017, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK.


Ontology after truth? Ethnography and ethics in an unraveling world
conference_item

Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2016) Ontology after truth? Ethnography and ethics in an unraveling world. In: Bath Spa's Research Centre for Environmental Humanities presents a Public Panel Discussion: Doing Interdisciplinarity with Depth, 15 December 2016, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK.


Natural capital: interrogating ‘capital’, ‘valuation’ and the implications for equity, justice and rights
conference_item

Burlando, C, Seagle, C and Sullivan, S (2016) Natural capital: interrogating ‘capital’, ‘valuation’ and the implications for equity, justice and rights. In: Political Ecologies of Conflict, Capitalism and Contestation (PE-3C) - International Conference, 7 - 9 July 2016, Hotel de Wageningsche Berg, Wageningen, Netherlands.


Does nature come with a price tag?
conference_item

Heap, T, Juniper, T, Huxham, M, Mace, G, King, M, Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2016) Does nature come with a price tag? In: Earthwatch Debate Series, 5 May 2016, Royal Geographical Society, London, UK.


Ancestral agencies at remembered places: articulating the conservation and cultural landscapes of Palmwag/Hurubes, west Namibia
conference_item

Sullivan, S (2016) Ancestral agencies at remembered places: articulating the conservation and cultural landscapes of Palmwag/Hurubes, west Namibia. In: Landscaping Change, 29 - 31 March 2016, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK.


Living with selves beyond-the-human: ||Khao-a Dama perspectives on agency in Hurubes, west Namibia
conference_item

Sullivan, S (2015) Living with selves beyond-the-human: ||Khao-a Dama perspectives on agency in Hurubes, west Namibia. In: CHAGS 11: Eleventh Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies, 7-11 September 2015, University of Vienna, Austria.


Witchcraft, wilderness and rhinos: on frictions in market-based improvement through community-conservation in west Namibia
conference_item

Sullivan, S (2015) Witchcraft, wilderness and rhinos: on frictions in market-based improvement through community-conservation in west Namibia. In: RGS-IBG Annual Conference, 1-4 September 2015, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.


Reflections on 'Clyde Reflections"
conference_item

Sullivan, S (2015) Reflections on 'Clyde Reflections". In: Moving Image Season: Clyde Reflections Seminar, 13 June 2015, Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), Glasgow, UK.


Policy and critical framings of the “payment for ecosystem services” concept
conference_item

Sullivan, S (2015) Policy and critical framings of the “payment for ecosystem services” concept. In: Grand Challenges in Ecosystems and the Environment Workshop, 30 April 2015, Imperial College London Silwood Park Campus, Berkshire, UK.


Finding "the people that history forgot"? On-site oral history, archaeology and the stone circles of southern Kunene, west Namibia
conference_item

Sullivan, S (2015) Finding "the people that history forgot"? On-site oral history, archaeology and the stone circles of southern Kunene, west Namibia. In: 2nd Franco-British Research Workshop: Delving Back into the Past to Look into the Present and Future, 22-23 April 2015, Royal Society, London, UK.


Wild game or soul mates? On humanist naturalism and animist socialism in composing socionatural abundance
conference_item

Sullivan, S (2015) Wild game or soul mates? On humanist naturalism and animist socialism in composing socionatural abundance. In: Landscape, Wilderness and the Wild, 26 - 28 March 2015, Newcastle University, UK.


‘Remember your ancestors’: Tse-khom, sustainability and ontologies of intangible cultural heritage in west Namibia
conference_item

Sullivan, S (2015) ‘Remember your ancestors’: Tse-khom, sustainability and ontologies of intangible cultural heritage in west Namibia. In: 1st Franco-British Research Workshop: Delving Back into the Past to Look into the Present and Future, 16-17 January 2015, Royaumont Foundation, Val d’Oise, France.


What's ontology got to do with it? On nature, knowledge and 'the green economy'
conference_item

Sullivan, S (2014) What's ontology got to do with it? On nature, knowledge and 'the green economy'. In: Political Ecologies of the Green Economy, 10-11 December 2014, Litteraturhuset, Oslo.


“Mathematics maybe, but not money”: on the nature of numbers, and the numbers of nature
conference_item

Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2014) “Mathematics maybe, but not money”: on the nature of numbers, and the numbers of nature. In: Ecological Accounts: Making Non-Human Worlds (In)visible During Moments of Socio-ecological Transformation, 26 August 2014, University of St. Andrews, UK.


What’s ontology got to do with it? Anthropological perspectives on the valuing of nature as a cultural service provider
conference_item

Sullivan, S (2014) What’s ontology got to do with it? Anthropological perspectives on the valuing of nature as a cultural service provider. In: Natural Environments and Cultural Services, 23-24 June 2014, St John's College, Durham University.


People, plants and practice in drylands: socio-political and ecological dimensions of resource-use by Damara farmers in north-west Namibia
thesis

Sullivan, S (1998) People, plants and practice in drylands: socio-political and ecological dimensions of resource-use by Damara farmers in north-west Namibia. PhD thesis, UCL (University College London).


Future pasts? Sustainabilities in west Namibia - a conceptual framework for research
commissioned_report

Sullivan, S, Hannis, M, Impey, A, Low, C and Rohde, R.F (2016) Future pasts? Sustainabilities in west Namibia - a conceptual framework for research. Future Pasts, Bath. ISBN 9781911126034


What’s ontology got to do with it? Nature, knowledge and ‘the green economy’
commissioned_report

Sullivan, S (2016) What’s ontology got to do with it? Nature, knowledge and ‘the green economy’. Future Pasts, Bath. ISBN 9781911126027


Relationality, reciprocity and flourishing in an African landscape: perspectives on agency amongst ||Khao-a Dama, !Narenin and ||Ubun elders in west Namibia
commissioned_report

Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2016) Relationality, reciprocity and flourishing in an African landscape: perspectives on agency amongst ||Khao-a Dama, !Narenin and ||Ubun elders in west Namibia. Future Pasts, Bath. ISBN 9781911126010


Nets and frames, losses and gains: value struggles in engagements with biodiversity offsetting policy in England
commissioned_report

Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2014) Nets and frames, losses and gains: value struggles in engagements with biodiversity offsetting policy in England.


The natural capital myth; or will accounting save the world? Preliminary thoughts on nature, finance and values
commissioned_report

Sullivan, S (2014) The natural capital myth; or will accounting save the world? Preliminary thoughts on nature, finance and values.


A conceptual map for the study of value. An initial mapping of concepts for the project ‘Human, non-human and environmental value systems: an impossible frontier?’
commissioned_report

Sullivan, S, Fredriksen, A, Bracking, S, Greco, E, Igoe, J and Morgan, R (2014) A conceptual map for the study of value. An initial mapping of concepts for the project ‘Human, non-human and environmental value systems: an impossible frontier?’.


Initial research design: ‘Human, non-human and environmental value systems: an impossible frontier?’
commissioned_report

Sullivan, S, Bracking, S, Bond, P, Brockington, D, Büscher, B, Igoe, J and Woodhouse, P (2014) Initial research design: ‘Human, non-human and environmental value systems: an impossible frontier?’.


Offsetting nature? Habitat banking and biodiversity offsets in the English land use planning system
commissioned_report

Sullivan, S and Hannis, M (2012) Offsetting nature? Habitat banking and biodiversity offsets in the English land use planning system.


People and plants on communal land in Namibia: the relevance of indigenous range and forest management practices, and land tenure systems, to in situ plant genetic resources conservation in the arid and semi-arid regions of Namibia
commissioned_report

Sullivan, S (1996) People and plants on communal land in Namibia: the relevance of indigenous range and forest management practices, and land tenure systems, to in situ plant genetic resources conservation in the arid and semi-arid regions of Namibia.


Future Pasts: Landscape, Memory and Music in West Namibia [curator]
exhibition

Sullivan, S (2017) Future Pasts: Landscape, Memory and Music in West Namibia [curator]. Gallery 44AD, Bath, UK, 12 July - 12 August 2017.


Affirming life and diversity: rural images and voices on food sovereignty in South India [book review]
other

Sullivan, S and Young, Z (2008) Affirming life and diversity: rural images and voices on food sovereignty in South India [book review]. Participatory Learning and Action, 58. p. 140.


Rhythm and timing of movement in performance: drama, dance and ceremony [book review]
other

Sullivan, S (2007) Rhythm and timing of movement in performance: drama, dance and ceremony [book review]. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 13 (3). pp. 748-749. ISSN 1467-9655


The poor are not us: poverty and pastoralism in eastern Africa [book review]
other

Sullivan, S (2003) The poor are not us: poverty and pastoralism in eastern Africa [book review]. The Journal of Modern African Studies, 41 (4). pp. 657-658. ISSN 0022-278X


World savannas: ecology and human use [book review]
other

Sullivan, S (2001) World savannas: ecology and human use [book review]. Progress in Physical Geography, 25. pp. 299-300. ISSN 1477-0296


Cattle for beads: the archaeology of historical contact and trade on the Namib coast [book review]
other

Sullivan, S (2001) Cattle for beads: the archaeology of historical contact and trade on the Namib coast [book review]. Cimbebasia, 17. pp. 258-260. ISSN 1012-4926


Roots in the African dust: sustaining the sub-Saharan drylands [book review]
other

Sullivan, S (2000) Roots in the African dust: sustaining the sub-Saharan drylands [book review]. The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 6 (4). pp. 751-752. ISSN 1467-9655


Savanna details with a paradigm shift: review of "An African savanna" [book review]
other

Sullivan, S (1994) Savanna details with a paradigm shift: review of "An African savanna" [book review]. Journal of Biogeography, 4 (12). p. 448. ISSN 365-2699


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