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

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In this study of Hutu refugees from Burundi, driven into exile in Tanzania after their 1972 insurrection against the dominant Tutsi was brutally quashed, Liisa Malkki 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, Malkki 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, and showing how the movement of large refugee populations across national borders has shaped patterns of violence in the region.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-344) and index.

Table of Contents

List of Narrative Panels

Acknowledgments

Maps

Introduction: An Ethnography of Displacement in the National Order of Things

1: Historical Contexts, Social Locations: A Road Map

2: The Mythico-History

3: The Uses of History in the Refugee Camp: Living the Present in Historical Terms

4: Town Refugees: A Pragmatics of Identity

5: The Danger of Assimilation and the Purity of Exile

6: Consciousness and Liminality in the Cosmological Order of Nations

Postscript: Return to Genocide

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226502724
Author:
Malkki, Liisa H.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Hutu (african people)
Subject:
Refugees, political
Subject:
Ethnic identity
Subject:
Political refugees
Subject:
Political refugees -- Tanzania.
Subject:
Hutu
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Hutu (African people) - Tanzania -
Subject:
Political refugees -- Burundi.
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
no. 16
Publication Date:
19950831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 maps
Pages:
374
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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