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Violence and belonging : the quest for identity in post-colonial Africa

Author: Vigdis Broch-Due
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Modernisation in Africa has created new freedoms but also new problems. Multiparty democracy, privitisation and structural change have not always created stable and prosperous communities as hoped, and violence continues to be endemic in amny areas of African life - from civil war and political strife to urban, class, ethnic and gender violence. Violence and Belonging explores the crucial, formative role of violence  Read more...
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Violence and belonging.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2005
(DLC) 2004009258
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vigdis Broch-Due
ISBN: 9780203499979 0203499972 9780415290067 0415290066 9780415290074 0415290074 9786610224944 6610224943
OCLC Number: 252725407
Description: 1 online resource (x, 261 pages) : 1 map
Contents: Violence and belonging : analytical reflections / Vigdis Broch-Due --
"Nowadays they can even kill you for that which they feel is theirs" : gender and the production of ethnic identity in Kikuyu-speaking central Kenya / Amrik Heyer --
Conflicts in context : political violence and anthropological puzzles / Harri Englund --
Hunger, violence and the moral economy of war in Zimbabwe / Jocelyn Alexander, Jo Ann McGregor --
Violence and the boundaries of belonging : comparing two border disputes in the South African lowveld / Isak Niehaus --
Fertile moral links: reconsidering Barabaig violence / Astrid Blystad --
"Food itself is fighting with us" : a comparative analysis of the impact of Sudan's civil war on South Sudanese civilian populations located in the North and the South / Sharon Elaine Hutchinson --
The politics of identity and the remembrance of violence : ethnicity and gender at the installation of a female chief in Zimbabwe / Björn Lindgren --
Double-voiced violence in Kenya / John G. Galaty --
Escape from genocide : the politics of identity in Rwanda's massacres / Johan Pottier --
Women and the politics of identity : voices in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission / Fiona C. Ross --
Ambiguous identities : the notion of war and "significant others" among the Tigreans of Ethiopia / Kjetil Tronvoll.
Responsibility: edited by Vigdis Broch-Due.
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Violence and Belonging explores the formative role of violence in shaping people's identities in modern postcolonial Africa.  Read more...

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