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by K. Dunn
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Humanities
  • Author:
    K. Dunn
  • ISBN:
    1403961603
  • ISBN13:
    978-1403961600
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  • Publisher:
    Palgrave Macmillan (June 27, 2003)
  • Pages:
    221 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Humanities
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This is an important and engaging book.

This is an important and engaging book. I can find very little to disagree with in this book. Mark T. Berger, European Journal of Development. Show all. Table of contents (6 chapters). Introduction: Identity and International Relations in the Heart of Darkness.

Using a genealogical approach, K. Dunn (2003) illustrates how the West has come to 'know' the DRC through earlier Western representations of the country. These representations have real political consequences.

Imagining the Congo historicizes and contextualizes the constructions of the Congo's identity during four historical periods. Kevin Dunn explores imaginings of the Congo that have allowed the current state of affairs there to develop.

X, 221 pages : 22 cm. Understanding the current civil war in Congo requires an examination of how the Congo's identity has been imagined over time. Imagining the Congo historicizes and contextualizes the constructions of the Congo's identity during four historical periods. Kevin Dunn explores "imaginings" of the Congo that have allowed the current state of affairs there to develop, and the broader conceptual question of how identity has become important in recent IR scholarship. Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-214) and index.

Imagining the Congo book. Kevin Dunn explores "imaginings" of the Congo that have allowed the current state of affairs there to develop, and the Understanding the current civil war in Congo requires an examination of how the Congo's identity has been imagined over time.

Imagining the Congo The International Relations of Identity. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

Imagining the Congo: The International Relations of Identity. Imagining the Congo: The International Relations of Identity.

New York: Palgrave, 2003. Created to conceal foreign exploitation of ivory and rubber, the Congo represented the instrument of an extractive colonization system, before turning violent and paternalistic. The Congo is the most egregious example of the ruthless exploitation of Africans for riches. Its independence came suddenly and unexpectedly in 1960, the peaceful handover of power being marred only by flashes of bad temper and recrimination.

Understanding the current civil war in the Congo requires an examination of how the Congo's identity has been imagined over time. Imagining the Congo historicizes and contextualizes the constructions of the Congo's identity in order to analyze the political implications of that identity, looking in detail at four historical periods in which the identity of the Congo was contested, with numerous forces attempting to produce and attach meanings to its territory and people. Dunn looks specifically at how what he calls 'imaginings' of the Congo have allowed the current state of affairs there to develop, but he also looks at the broader conceptual question of how the concept of identity has developed and become important in recent international relations scholarship.