To provide a brief illustration of how the circumstances of economic underdevelopment and ecological decline are reciprocally linked, we can begin by tracing the post‐World War II history of Africa. Political histories of the post‐war period abound for almost all parts of the continent, since it was during this era that many African colonies struggled for and won political independence. Detailed ecological histories of colonialism and the post‐colonial states, however, are just beginning to be researched and written. Nevertheless, several broad patterns and general trends of this history are now becoming apparent, and they can be set forth in rough narrative form even though detailed histories have yet to be compiled.
Weiskel, T. and Gray, R. (1990), "He Anthropology of Environmental Decline: Part 3 Post‐War Africa: A case study of underdevelopment and Ecological decline", Reference Services Review, Vol. 18 No. 4, pp. 7-33. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb049104Download as .RIS
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