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Human rights are paradoxical. Advocates across the world invoke the idea that such rights belong to all people, no matter who or where they are. But since humans can only realize their rights in particular places, human rights are both always and never universal.

            The Human Rights Paradox is the first book to fully embrace this contradiction and reframe human rights as history, contemporary social advocacy, and future prospect. In case studies that span Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, and the United States, contributors carefully illuminate how social actors create the imperative of human rights through relationships whose entanglements of the global and the local are so profound that one cannot exist apart from the other. These chapters provocatively analyze emerging twenty-first-century horizons of human rights—on one hand, the simultaneous promise and peril of global rights activism through social media, and on the other, the force of intergenerational rights linked to environmental concerns that are both local and global. Taken together, they demonstrate how local struggles and realities transform classic human rights concepts, including “victim,” “truth,” and “justice.”

            Edited by Steve J. Stern and Scott Straus, The Human Rights Paradox enables us to consider the consequences—for history, social analysis, politics, and advocacy—of understanding that human rights belong both to “humanity” as abstraction as well as to specific people rooted in particular locales.

Synopsis:

Remaking Rwanda is the first book to examine Rwanda’s remarkable post-genocide recovery in a comprehensive and critical fashion. By paying close attention to memory politics, human rights, justice, foreign relations, land use, education, and other key social institutions and practices, this volume raises serious concerns about the depth and durability of the country’s reconstruction.

Synopsis:

By identifying and embracing the paradox that human rights are at once a transcendent value belonging to all and a reality forged by particular people rooted in specific places, The Human Rights Paradox advances a new way to understand the history, contemporary politics, advocacy, and future prospects of human rights.

Synopsis:

In the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, Rwandan women faced the impossibleandmdash;resurrecting their lives amidst unthinkable devastation. Haunted by memories of lost loved ones and of their own experiences of violence, women rebuilt their lives from andldquo;less than nothing.andrdquo; Neither passive victims nor innate peacemakers, they traversed dangerous emotional and political terrain to emerge as leaders in Rwanda today. This clear and engaging ethnography of survival tackles three interrelated phenomenaandmdash;memory, silence, and justiceandmdash;and probes the contradictory roles women played in postgenocide reconciliation.

and#160;and#160;and#160; Based on more than a decade of intensive fieldwork, Genocide Lives in Us provides a unique grassroots perspective on a postconflict society. Anthropologist Jennie E. Burnet relates with sensitivity the heart-wrenching survival stories of ordinary Rwandan women and uncovers political and historical themes in their personal narratives. She shows that womenandrsquo;s leading role in Rwandaandrsquo;s renaissance resulted from several factors: the dire postgenocide situation that forced women into new roles; advocacy by the Rwandan womenandrsquo;s movement; and the inclusion of women in the postgenocide government.

Synopsis:

Sometimes called and#8220;the land of a thousand hills,and#8221; Rwanda has witnessed upheavals of massive proportions. Looking at the people of one hill community, Danielle de Lame shows how they coped with unprecedented change during the twilight years of Rwandaand#8217;s Second Republic. In an insightful, meticulously researched study focusing on the late 1980s and early 1990s, de Lame situates this rural community, located at the heart of the Kibuye prefecture, within the larger context of Rwandan history and society. In this country without villages, it is the networks of kinship, administration, and commerce that create complex patterns of solidarity and dependency. De Lame reveals these patterns in all their intricacy, and her treatment of the region and its rhythms speaks at the same time to the economics of production, the inequalities of power, and the dynamics of social transformation. The ultimate goal of her work is to restore the individuality of the people she studies, and#8220;making them neither executioners nor victims but men and women fashioning their own destiny, day after day.and#8221;

Copublished with the Royal Museum for Central Africa

Wisconsin edition not for sale in Europe.

Synopsis:

In the mid-1990s, civil war and genocide ravaged Rwanda. Since then, the country’s new leadership has undertaken a highly ambitious effort to refashion Rwanda’s politics, economy, and society, and the country’s accomplishments have garnered widespread praise. Remaking Rwanda is the first book to examine Rwanda’s remarkable post-genocide recovery in a comprehensive and critical fashion. By paying close attention to memory politics, human rights, justice, foreign relations, land use, education, and other key social institutions and practices, this volume raises serious concerns about the depth and durability of the country’s reconstruction.
            Edited by Scott Straus and Lars Waldorf, Remaking Rwanda brings together experienced scholars and human rights professionals to offer a nuanced, historically informed picture of post-genocide Rwanda—one that reveals powerful continuities with the nation’s past and raises profound questions about its future.
 
 
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About the Author

Scott Straus is associate professor of political science and international studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and author of The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda. Lars Waldorf, senior lecturer in international human rights law at the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York, is coeditor of Localizing Transitional Justice: Interventions and Priorities after Mass Violence and Disarming the Past: Transitional Justice and Ex-Combatants.

Table of Contents

Preface            

List of Abbreviations        

 

Alison Des Forges: Remembering a Human Rights Hero        

    Kenneth Roth

The Historian as Human Rights Activist        

    David Newbury

 

Introduction: Seeing Like a Post-Conflict State   

    Scott Straus and Lars Waldorf

 

Part I. Governance and State Building

1. Limitations to Political Reform: The Undemocratic Nature of Transition in Rwanda    

    Timothy Longman

2. Instrumentalizing Genocide: The RPF's Campaign against "Genocide Ideology"    

    Lars Waldorf

3. The Ruler's Drum and the People's Shout: Accountability and Representation on Rwanda's Hills    

    Bert Ingelaere

4. Building a "Rwanda Fit for Children"    

    Kirrily Pells

5. Beyond "You're Either with Us or against Us": Civil Society and Policymaking in Post-Genocide Rwanda    

    Paul Gready

 

Part II. International and Regional Contexts

6. Aid Dependence and Policy Independence: Explaining the Rwandan Paradox    

    Eugenia Zorbas

7. Funding Fraud? Donors and Democracy in Rwanda        

    Rachel Hayman

8. Waging (Civil) War Abroad: Rwanda and the DRC        

    Filip Reyntjens

9. Bad Karma: Accountability for Rwandan Crimes in the Congo        

    Jason Stearns and Federico Borello

 

Part III. Justice

10. Victor's Justice Revisited: Rwandan Patriotic Front Crimes and the Prosecutorial Endgame at the ICTR    

    Victor Peskin

11. The Uneasy Relationship between the ICTR and Gacaca        

    Don Webster

12. The Sovu Trials: The Impact of Genocide Justice on One Community    

    Max Rettig

13. "All Rwandans Are Afraid of Being Arrested One Day": Prisoners Past, Present, and Future    

    Carina Tertsakian

 

Part IV. Economic Development

14. High Modernism at the Ground Level: The Imidugudu Policy in Rwanda    

    Catharine Newbury

15. Rwanda's Post-Genocide Economic Reconstruction: The Mismatch between Elite Ambitions and Rural Realities        

    An Ansoms

16. The Presidential Land Commission: Undermining Land Law Reform    

    Chris Huggins

 

Part V. History and Memory

17. The Past Is Elsewhere: The Paradoxes of Proscribing Ethnicity in Post-Genocide Rwanda        

    Nigel Eltringham

18. Topographies of Remembering and Forgetting: The Transformation of Lieux de Mémoire in Rwanda

    Jens Meierhenrich

19. Teaching History in Post-Genocide Rwanda        

    Sarah Warshauer Freedman, Harvey M. Weinstein, Karen Murphy, and Timothy Longman

20. Young Rwandans' Narratives of the Past (and Present)    

    Lyndsay McLean Hilker

21. Reeducation for Reconciliation: Participant Observations on Ingando        

    Susan Thomson

 

Part VI. Concluding Observations

Justice and Human Rights for All Rwandans        

    Joseph Sebarenzi

The Dancing is Still the Same        

    Aloys Habimana

 

Acknowledgments        

Contributors        

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299282646
Author:
Straus, Scott
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Author:
Waldorf, Lars
Author:
Arnold, Helen
Author:
Danielle de Lame
Author:
Stern, Steve J.
Author:
Burnet, Jennie E.
Author:
de Lame, Danielle
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Critical Human Rights
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 b/w figures, 3 tables
Pages:
274
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights
History and Social Science » Sociology » Regional Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by ,

Remaking Rwanda is the first book to examine Rwanda’s remarkable post-genocide recovery in a comprehensive and critical fashion. By paying close attention to memory politics, human rights, justice, foreign relations, land use, education, and other key social institutions and practices, this volume raises serious concerns about the depth and durability of the country’s reconstruction.

"Synopsis" by ,
By identifying and embracing the paradox that human rights are at once a transcendent value belonging to all and a reality forged by particular people rooted in specific places, The Human Rights Paradox advances a new way to understand the history, contemporary politics, advocacy, and future prospects of human rights.

"Synopsis" by ,

In the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, Rwandan women faced the impossibleandmdash;resurrecting their lives amidst unthinkable devastation. Haunted by memories of lost loved ones and of their own experiences of violence, women rebuilt their lives from andldquo;less than nothing.andrdquo; Neither passive victims nor innate peacemakers, they traversed dangerous emotional and political terrain to emerge as leaders in Rwanda today. This clear and engaging ethnography of survival tackles three interrelated phenomenaandmdash;memory, silence, and justiceandmdash;and probes the contradictory roles women played in postgenocide reconciliation.

and#160;and#160;and#160; Based on more than a decade of intensive fieldwork, Genocide Lives in Us provides a unique grassroots perspective on a postconflict society. Anthropologist Jennie E. Burnet relates with sensitivity the heart-wrenching survival stories of ordinary Rwandan women and uncovers political and historical themes in their personal narratives. She shows that womenandrsquo;s leading role in Rwandaandrsquo;s renaissance resulted from several factors: the dire postgenocide situation that forced women into new roles; advocacy by the Rwandan womenandrsquo;s movement; and the inclusion of women in the postgenocide government.

"Synopsis" by , Sometimes called and#8220;the land of a thousand hills,and#8221; Rwanda has witnessed upheavals of massive proportions. Looking at the people of one hill community, Danielle de Lame shows how they coped with unprecedented change during the twilight years of Rwandaand#8217;s Second Republic. In an insightful, meticulously researched study focusing on the late 1980s and early 1990s, de Lame situates this rural community, located at the heart of the Kibuye prefecture, within the larger context of Rwandan history and society. In this country without villages, it is the networks of kinship, administration, and commerce that create complex patterns of solidarity and dependency. De Lame reveals these patterns in all their intricacy, and her treatment of the region and its rhythms speaks at the same time to the economics of production, the inequalities of power, and the dynamics of social transformation. The ultimate goal of her work is to restore the individuality of the people she studies, and#8220;making them neither executioners nor victims but men and women fashioning their own destiny, day after day.and#8221;

Copublished with the Royal Museum for Central Africa

Wisconsin edition not for sale in Europe.

"Synopsis" by ,

In the mid-1990s, civil war and genocide ravaged Rwanda. Since then, the country’s new leadership has undertaken a highly ambitious effort to refashion Rwanda’s politics, economy, and society, and the country’s accomplishments have garnered widespread praise. Remaking Rwanda is the first book to examine Rwanda’s remarkable post-genocide recovery in a comprehensive and critical fashion. By paying close attention to memory politics, human rights, justice, foreign relations, land use, education, and other key social institutions and practices, this volume raises serious concerns about the depth and durability of the country’s reconstruction.
            Edited by Scott Straus and Lars Waldorf, Remaking Rwanda brings together experienced scholars and human rights professionals to offer a nuanced, historically informed picture of post-genocide Rwanda—one that reveals powerful continuities with the nation’s past and raises profound questions about its future.
 
 
Best Special Interest Books, selected by the American Association of School Librarians
 
Best Special Interest Books, selected by the Public Library Reviewers
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