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A Hill Among a Thousand: Transformations and Ruptures in Rural Rwanda (Africa and the Diaspora)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In the mid-1990s, civil war and genocide ravaged Rwanda. Since then, the countryandrsquo;s new leadership has undertaken a highly ambitious effort to refashion Rwandaandrsquo;s politics, economy, and society, and the countryandrsquo;s accomplishments have garnered widespread praise. Remaking Rwanda is the first book to examine Rwandaandrsquo;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 countryandrsquo;s reconstruction.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; 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 Rwandaandmdash;one that reveals powerful continuities with the nationandrsquo;s past and raises profound questions about its future.
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Book News Annotation:

In the last years of Rwanda's Second Republic, in a country in which there are no villages, only vast networks of kinship, Lame explains how commerce, society, and the very family became intertwined in informal and completely co-dependent relationships which create an effective solidarity. In this comprehensive and sensitive ethnography, Lame tracks how people in shifting and changing groups coped and even thrived in some cases in shifting and changing societies. In a unique voice she describes the living of space and time from or to one hill or another, the role of the personal and the impersonal, the supremacy of the gift and the ritualized exchange, and the ramifications of wealth and the violence of power.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

In the last years of Rwanda's Second Republic, in a country in which there are no villages, only vast networks of kinship, Lame explains how commerce, society, and the very family became intertwined in informal and completely co-dependent relationships which create an effective solidarity. In this comprehensive and sensitive ethnography, Lame tracks how people in shifting and changing groups coped and even thrived in some cases in shifting and changing societies. In a unique voice she describes the living of space and time from or to one hill or another, the role of the personal and the impersonal, the supremacy of the gift and the ritualized exchange, and the ramifications of wealth and the violence of power. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Remaking Rwanda is the first book to examine Rwandaandrsquo;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 countryandrsquo;s reconstruction.

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.

About the Author

Scott Straus is associate professor of political science and international studies at the University of Wisconsinandndash;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

Prefaceand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

List of Abbreviationsand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

Alison Des Forges: Remembering a Human Rights Heroand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Kenneth Roth

The Historian as Human Rights Activistand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;David Newbury

Introduction: Seeing Like a Post-Conflict Stateand#160;and#160;and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Scott Straus and Lars Waldorf

Part I. Governance and State Building

1. Limitations to Political Reform: The Undemocratic Nature of Transition in Rwandaand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Timothy Longman

2. Instrumentalizing Genocide: The RPF's Campaign against andquot;Genocide Ideologyandquot;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Lars Waldorf

3. The Ruler's Drum and the People's Shout: Accountability and Representation on Rwanda's Hillsand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Bert Ingelaere

4. Building a andquot;Rwanda Fit for Childrenandquot;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Kirrily Pells

5. Beyond andquot;You're Either with Us or against Usandquot;: Civil Society and Policymaking in Post-Genocide Rwandaand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Paul Gready

Part II. International and Regional Contexts

6. Aid Dependence and Policy Independence: Explaining the Rwandan Paradoxand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Eugenia Zorbas

7. Funding Fraud? Donors and Democracy in Rwandaand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Rachel Hayman

8. Waging (Civil) War Abroad: Rwanda and the DRCand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Filip Reyntjens

9. Bad Karma: Accountability for Rwandan Crimes in the Congoand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Jason Stearns and Federico Borello

Part III. Justice

10. Victor's Justice Revisited: Rwandan Patriotic Front Crimes and the Prosecutorial Endgame at the ICTRand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Victor Peskin

11. The Uneasy Relationship between the ICTR and Gacacaand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Don Webster

12. The Sovu Trials: The Impact of Genocide Justice on One Communityand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Max Rettig

13. andquot;All Rwandans Are Afraid of Being Arrested One Dayandquot;: Prisoners Past, Present, and Futureand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Carina Tertsakian

Part IV. Economic Development

14. High Modernism at the Ground Level: The Imidugudu Policy in Rwandaand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Catharine Newbury

15. Rwanda's Post-Genocide Economic Reconstruction: The Mismatch between Elite Ambitions and Rural Realitiesand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;An Ansoms

16. The Presidential Land Commission: Undermining Land Law Reformand#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Chris Huggins

Part V. History and Memory

17. The Past Is Elsewhere: The Paradoxes of Proscribing Ethnicity in Post-Genocide Rwandaand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Nigel Eltringham

18. Topographies of Remembering and Forgetting: The Transformation of Lieux de Mandeacute;moire in Rwanda

and#160;and#160; and#160;Jens Meierhenrich

19. Teaching History in Post-Genocide Rwandaand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Sarah Warshauer Freedman, Harvey M. Weinstein, Karen Murphy, and Timothy Longman

20. Young Rwandans' Narratives of the Past (and Present)and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Lyndsay McLean Hilker

21. Reeducation for Reconciliation: Participant Observations on Ingandoand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Susan Thomson

Part VI. Concluding Observations

Justice and Human Rights for All Rwandansand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Joseph Sebarenzi

The Dancing is Still the Sameand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

and#160;and#160; and#160;Aloys Habimana

Acknowledgmentsand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

Contributorsand#160;and#160; and#160;and#160;and#160; and#160;

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299215606
Subtitle:
State Building and Human Rights after Mass Violence
Translator:
Arnold, Helen
Translator:
Arnold, Helen
Author:
Waldorf, Lars
Author:
Straus, Scott
Author:
Arnold, Helen
Author:
de Lame, Danielle
Author:
Danielle de Lame
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press DONTUSE <div><P>The first comprehensive critique of state reconstruction, peace-building, and human rights in post-genocide Rwanda</P></div>
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Developing countries
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Rural development
Subject:
Africa, central
Subject:
Third World Development
Subject:
Rwanda Economic conditions.
Subject:
Rwanda Social conditions.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Critical Human Rights
Publication Date:
20110418
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 tables, 3 charts, 2 maps
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Social Science » Developing Countries
History and Social Science » World History » General

A Hill Among a Thousand: Transformations and Ruptures in Rural Rwanda (Africa and the Diaspora)
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Product details 320 pages University of Wisconsin Press - English 9780299215606 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

Remaking Rwanda is the first book to examine Rwandaandrsquo;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 countryandrsquo;s reconstruction.

"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.

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