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Abandoned by the mines? Social infrastructure in a mining township in post-privatisation Zambia

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Abstract

Since the beginning of industrial copper mining in Northern Rhodesia in the late 1920s, mine operators had not only invested in the extraction of the ore but also in a social infrastructure for their labour force. This was particularly the case in Luanshya.

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Corporate Jungle

Since this project is about the social infrastructure in a mining township near a Chinese-run copper mine in Zambia, I had to take a look at the corporate structure of the post-privatisation copper mining sector. What I found is a jungle of companies, subsidiaries and subcontractors. Visualisation might help to comprehend the complex structure of the sector.

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Statistics

While reading through literature on Zambian history and the country's economy, I repeatedly stumbled upon the tight relationship between Zambia's economic performance and the international price of copper.

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Bibliography

Please have a look at my online working bibliography which is constantly expanded.

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Portrait

Welcome to my website.
For quite some time now, I am running this page. It changed a lot over the past years. The current concept is hopefully a bit more precise about the contents: social infrastructure in a mining township in post-privatisation Zambia, my PhD's topic.

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Papers

This is a list of the papers I have written so far. It may offer you an insight into my scientific work.

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Work Experience

My work experience so far comprises voluntary service in the social field, team and project management in the IT sector, independent web projects in digital humanities and talks/workshops on China-Africa relations.

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Photography

Since my father taught me how to pronounce "Multispektralkamera" as a toddler, I am interested in photography. Always with my camera at hand, I attempt to submerge into the world around me.

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This is a small collection of my favourite web links. Feel free to check them out, you may find something interesting.

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This research project began with a trip to Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe in 2011 and a photograph taken by Thomas Lekfeldt which I saw online.

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2015-06-22

Zambia In The People's Daily

What initially sounded very dry, turned out to be a very revealing exercise: studying China-Africa relations through the headlines of the Renmin Ribao 人民日报 [People's Daily].

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2015-03-10

Zambia Turns 50

As Zambia celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence this week, I will post one resource on Sino-Zambian relations every day of this week.

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2014-10-20

China In Africa

The Ladanyi Association has invited me for a presentation on China's presence in Africa at Zurich University on January 23, 2014. My talk will deal with the complexity of the Sino-African encounters on the African continent.

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2014-01-15

CA/AC Conf 2014

The next Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Research Network conference will take place in Guangzhou (PRC) from December 12-14 in 2014.

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2013-12-11

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