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Imagining the Congo

The International Relations of Identity

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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.


Titel: Imagining the Congo
Autoren/Herausgeber: K. Dunn
Ausgabe: 2003

ISBN/EAN: 9781403961600

Seitenzahl: 221
Format: 21,6 x 14 cm
Produktform: Taschenbuch/Softcover
Gewicht: 306 g
Sprache: Englisch

KEVIN DUNN is Assistant Professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges. He is the co-editor of Africa's Challenge to International Relations Theory (Palgrave 2001). - Newsletter
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