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Author Butler, Paula,
Title Colonial extractions : race and Canadian mining in contemporary Africa / Paula Butler.
Imprint Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2015.

Author Butler, Paula,
Subject Mineral industries -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Mineral industries -- Economic aspects -- Africa.
Mining corporations -- Africa.
Mining corporations -- Canada.
Miners -- Africa -- Social conditions.
Africa -- Race relations.
Description 1 online resource (x, 384 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
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.
Summary 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.
ISBN 9781442619951 (electronic bk.)
1442619953 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 909370452
Additional Format Print version: Butler, Paula, 1960- Colonial extractions 9781442649323 (OCoLC)898163001

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