Purity and Exile Violence, Memory and National Cosmology Among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania

Heftet / 1995 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780226502724
Publisert
1995
Utgave
2. utgave
Utgiver
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University of Chicago Press
Aldersnivå
05, 06, UU, UP, P
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Engelsk
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Heftet
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374
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500 gr
Høyde
227 mm
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152 mm
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Purity and Exile Violence, Memory and National Cosmology Among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania

Heftet / 1995 / Engelsk
This study of Hutu refugees from Burundi, driven into exile in Tanzania after their 1972 insurrection against the dominant Tutsi was brutally quashed, shows how experiences of dispossession and violence are remembered and turned into narratives, and how this process helps to construct identities such as "Hutu" and "Tutsi." Through extensive fieldwork in two refugee communities, the author finds that the refugees' current circumstances significantly influence these constructions. Those living in organized camps created an elaborate "mythico-history" of the Hutu people, which gave significance to exile, and envisioned a collective return to the homeland of Burundi. Other refugees, who had assimilated in a more urban setting, crafted identities in response to the practical circumstances of their day-to-day lives. Malkki reveals how such things as national identity, historical consciousness and the social imagination of "enemies" get constructed in the process of everyday life. The book closes with an epilogue looking at the recent violence between Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda and Burundi, showing how the movement of large refugee populations across national borders has shaped patterns of violence in the region.
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This study of Hutu refugees from Burundi, driven into exile after their 1972 insurrection against the Tutsi was suppressed, shows how experiences of dispossession and violence are remembered and turned into narratives, and how this process helps to construct identities such as "Hutu" and "Tutsi."
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Liisa H. Malkki is associate professor of cultural anthropology at Stanford University and author of Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory, and National Cosmology among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
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ISBN13
9780226502724
Publisert
1995
Utgave
2. utgave
Utgiver
Vendor
University of Chicago Press
Aldersnivå
05, 06, UU, UP, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
374
Vekt
500 gr
Høyde
227 mm
Bredde
152 mm
Se alle
Forfatter