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Title Violence and belonging : the quest for identity in post-colonial Africa / edited by Vigdis Broch-Due
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2005
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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
Summary 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 in shaping people's ideas of who they are in uncertain postcolonial contexts. Focusing on fieldwork from across the continent, it asks how everyday violence ties in with wider poli
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Political violence -- Africa -- Case studies -- Congresses.
Poverty -- Africa -- Congresses.
Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960- -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Broch-Due, Vigdis.
LC no. 2004009258
ISBN 0203499972 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780203499979 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
(paperback; alk. paper)