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A darker shade of white: expat self-making in a Congolese rainforest enclave

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This article offers a new perspective on contemporary ‘whiteness’ in Africa by looking at the ambiguous ways in which it affects everyday life in and around the labour compounds of a multinational timber firm in the Congolese rainforest. As a foreign investment enclave, the logging concession is home to a small isolated community of European expatriate men whose ‘white’ faces evoke a set of ambivalent memories of colonial exploitation in the area. Through a carefully contextualized understand...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1017/S0001972017000316

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Department:
St Annes College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Africa Journal website
Volume:
87
Issue:
4
Pages:
683-701
Publication date:
2017-10-26
Acceptance date:
2017-01-13
DOI:
EISSN:
1750-0184
ISSN:
0001-9720
Pubs id:
pubs:720334
URN:
uri:785b096c-6dc6-4a27-bcc5-df9fc0f5b18c
UUID:
uuid:785b096c-6dc6-4a27-bcc5-df9fc0f5b18c
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pubs:720334

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