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Title:Violence and belonging: the quest for identity in post-colonial Africa
Editor:Broch-Due, VigdisISNI
Year:2005
Pages:261
Language:English
City:London
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:0415290066; 0415290074
Geographic terms:Africa
Sudan
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Rwanda
Kenya
Tanzania
Mozambique
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Subjects:violence
ethnic relations
conflict
ethnicity
political violence
civil wars
women
Abstract:This collective volume shows that violence is often deployed as part of a futile quest to produce certainty, a means to reinforce essentialized ideas about identity and belonging, and that it is not only integral to the social but is intrinsically part of the modern, translocal arenas of State bureaucracies and business interests. Contributions on violence and belonging (Vigdis Broch-Due); gender and the production of ethnic identity in Kikuyu-speaking central Kenya (Amrik Heyer); a new context for the ethnographic analysis of the war in Mozambique (Harri Englund); hunger, violence and the moral economy of war in Zimbabwe (Jocelyn Alexander and Jo Ann McGregor); border disputes in South Africa's lowveld (Isak Niehaus); Barabaig violence, Tanzania (Astrid Blystad); the impact of Sudan's civil war on Dinka and Nuer civilians in South and North Sudan (Sharon Elaine Hutchinson); ethnicity and gender at the installation of a female Ndebele chief in Zimbabwe (Björn Lindgren); violent conflicts over land and politics in the Maasai districts of southern Kenya (John H. Galaty); the politics of identity in Rwanda's massacres (Johan Pottier); testimonies by women in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Fiona C. Ross); social identity formation during conflict: the case of the Eritrean-Ethiopian war, 1998-2000 (Kjetil Tronvoll). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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