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Making ubumwe : power, state and camps in Rwanda's unity-building project

Author: Andrea Purdeková
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, [2015]
Series: Studies in forced migration, v. 34.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the end of the Rwandan genocide, the new political elite has been challenged with building a unified nation. The book investigates this project of civic education, the explosion of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Purdeková
ISBN: 9781782388326 178238832X
OCLC Number: 898529734
Description: xiv, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Kubaka ubumwe : building unity in a divided society --
2. Settling the unsettled : the politics and policing of meaning in Rwanda --
3. The wording of power : legitimization as narrative currency --
4. The presencing effect : surveillance and state reach in Rwanda --
5. Incorporation, disconnect : the embodiments of power and the unworking of contestation in Rwanda --
6. Unity's multiplicities : ambiguity at work --
7. Performances and platforms : activities of unity and reconciliation in the contexts of power --
8. Ingando camps : nation building as consent building --
9. Rights of passage : liminality and the reproduction of power --
10. The yeast of change : civic education, social transformation and the new development corps --
11. What kind of unity? Prospects for coexistence, social justice and peace.
Series Title: Studies in forced migration, v. 34.
Responsibility: by Andrea Purdeková.

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