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Re-imagining Rwanda : conflict, survival and disinformation in the late twentieth century

Author: Johan Pottier
Publisher: Cambridge [U.K.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Series: African studies series, 102.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The tragic conflict in Rwanda and the Great Lakes in 1994 to 1996 attracted the horrified attention of the world's media. Journalists, diplomats and aid workers struggled to find a way to make sense of the bloodshed. Johan Pottier's troubling study shows that the post-genocide regime in Rwanda was able to impose a simple yet persuasive account of Central Africa's crises upon international commentators new to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Johan Pottier
ISBN: 0521813662 9780521813662 0521528739 9780521528733 0521533082 9780521533089 9786610419777 6610419779
OCLC Number: 49204939
Description: xvii, 251 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Build-up to war and genocide : society and economy in Rwanda and eastern Zaire --
Mind the gap : how the international press reported on society, politics, and history --
For beginners, by beginners : knowledge construction under the Rwandese Patriotic Front --
Labelling refugees : international aid and the discourse of genocide --
Masterclass in surreal diplomacy : understanding the culture of "political correctness" --
Land and social development : challenges, proposals, and their imagery.
Series Title: African studies series, 102.
Other Titles: Reimagining Rwanda
Responsibility: Johan Pottier.
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The tragic conflict in Rwanda and the Great Lakes in 1994-1996 attracted the horrified attention of the world's media. Journalists, diplomats and aid workers struggled to find a way to make sense of  Read more...

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'... an important and courageous book, and well informed ... this analysis is essential reading for people interested in the area and in the role of the press in general'. Journal of African History Read more...

 
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