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Colonial extractions : race and Canadian mining in contemporary Africa

Author: Paula Butler
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2015.
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Challenging Canada's image as a humane, enlightened global actor, Colonial Extractions examines the troubling racial logic that underpins Canadian mining operations in several African countries.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Butler, Paula, 1960-
Colonial extractions
(OCoLC)898163001
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Butler
ISBN: 9781442619951 1442619953
OCLC Number: 909370452
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Contemporary Canadian mining : colonial continuities --
Theorizing Canada's twenty-first-century colonialist mining project --
"I hear the rustling of gold under my feet" : mining, race, and the making of Canada --
"Something from nothing" : generating wealth in the racialized mining economy --
Racial rule : resource appropriation and the rule of law --
Who do we say we are? Narratives of Canadian mining professionals in African states --
"I wouldn't glorify them as prospectors" : colonial contact zones and the eradication of African 'artisanal' miners --
Refusing the "white man's burden" : investing in colour-blind mining in post-apartheid South Africa.
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