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Imagining the Congo

The International Relations of Identity

Authors: Dunn, K.

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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.

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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).

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'This is an important and engaging book. Kevin Dunn has combined a sophisticated discussion of the dominant representations of the 'Congo' with careful attention to wider 'international' trends as well as processes on the ground in Africa...I can find very little to disagree with in this book.' - Mark T. Berger, European Journal of Development


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Identity and International Relations in the “Heart of Darkness”

    Pages 1-20

    Dunn, Kevin C.

  • Inventing the Congo: Henry Morton Stanley, Leopold II, and the “Red Rubber” Scandal

    Pages 21-59

    Dunn, Kevin C.

  • Congo as Chaos, Lumumba as Diable: Independence and the 1960 Crisis

    Pages 61-103

    Dunn, Kevin C.

  • From Congo to Zaïre: Mobutu’s Production of an “Authentic” National Identity

    Pages 105-138

    Dunn, Kevin C.

  • Cancer, Kabila, and the Congo: Central Africa at the End of the Twentieth Century

    Pages 139-170

    Dunn, Kevin C.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imagining the Congo
Book Subtitle
The International Relations of Identity
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Kevin C. Dunn
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-7926-1
DOI
10.1057/9781403979261
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6160-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 221
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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