Introduction

Gilbert, Paul, Bourne, Clea, Haiven, Max and Montgomerie, Johnna Introduction. In: Gilbert, Paul, Bourne, Clea, Haiven, Max and Montgomerie, Johnna (eds.) The entangled legacies of empire: race, finance and inequality. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9781526163448 (Accepted)

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Abstract

We live in a colonial global economy. Colonialism has always operated through the creation and maintenance of racial hierarchies and exclusions. Financial practices and financial institutions have been as intimately entangled with racial hierarchy, racism and white supremacy as have colonizing states and their bureaucracies. The chapters in this book all share a concern with the entanglement of race, empire and finance in the colonial present. Each and every chapter is organized around an image: a photograph, work of art, map, advert, or diagram. For some, the central concern is the relationship between hostile borders, race, migration, and personal indebtedness. For others, it is the relationship between extractive infrastructure and the transition from European to Chinese investment in Africa. Several chapters are concerned with the settler colonial settings of contemporary Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. Some are historical, some personal, and others based on interviews and ethnographic fieldwork. We have chosen to organize this book around a set of images to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue and learning. We invite you to explore your own connections as you unpick and identify the manifold entangled legacies which make an appearance in this collection.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
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Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2022 09:36
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2022 09:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/105035

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