By Paula Butler
Challenging Canada’s snapshot as a humane, enlightened worldwide actor, Colonial Extractions examines the troubling racial good judgment that underpins Canadian mining operations in numerous African nations. Drawing on colonial, postcolonial, and important race conception, Paula Butler investigates Canadian mining actions and the discourses which serve to valid this work.
Through a chain of interviews with senior body of workers of companies with mining operations in Africa, Butler identifies a continuation of an analogous colonialist attitude that observed source possession and racial dominance over Indigenous peoples in Canada as a part of Canada’s nation-building undertaking. Financially, culturally, and psychologically, Canadians are invested in extracting resource-based wealth within the worldwide South, and – as Butler’s research of Canada’s impression over South Africa’s first post-apartheid mining laws exhibits – they give the impression of being to legitimize that extraction via neoliberal felony frameworks and a strong nationwide fantasy of benevolence.
Complementing analyses of the via political financial system or severe improvement experiences, Colonial Extractions is a robust and unsettling critique of the cultural measurement of Canada’s mining overseas.
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Colonial Extractions: Race and Canadian Mining in Contemporary Africa by Paula Butler