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Peaceful selves : personhood, nationhood, and the post-conflict moment in Rwanda

Author: Laura Eramian
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This in-depth ethnographic study of personhood in post-genocide Rwanda, carried out over a decade, investigates how Rwandans grapple with what kinds of persons they ought to become in the wake of the violence. While Rwandans strive to be agents of change in a new era of modern nationhood, they are also devastated by the genocide and struggle to recover a sense of selfhood and belonging in the absence of kin,  Read more...
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Eramian, Laura.
Peaceful selves.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2018
(DLC) 2017047880
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Eramian
ISBN: 9781785337123 1785337122
OCLC Number: 1006536578
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 192 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Person, nation, and violence in Rwanda --
The post-conflict moment in Butare and its antecedents --
Ethnicity's specter in post-ethnic times --
Living with absence --
Creativity, positive thinking, and their perils --
Making peace by remaking persons --
Conclusion: The post-conflict, the postcolonial, and peaceful selves.
Responsibility: Laura Eramian.

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Twenty years after the 1994 genocide, Rwandans are still troubled by what made the violence possible and how they can know it will not recur. This study uncovers how Rwandan visions of peace and  Read more...

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