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Whispering truth to power : everyday resistance to reconciliation in postgenocide Rwanda, Susan Thomson

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Whispering truth to power : everyday resistance to reconciliation in postgenocide Rwanda
Title
Whispering truth to power
Title remainder
everyday resistance to reconciliation in postgenocide Rwanda
Statement of responsibility
Susan Thomson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For 100 days in 1994, genocide engulfed Rwanda. Since then, many in the international community have praised the country's postgenocide government for its efforts to foster national unity and reconciliation by downplaying ethnic differences and promoting "one Rwanda for all Rwandans." Examining how ordinary rural Rwandans experience and view these policies, Whispering Truth to Power challenges the conventional wisdom on postgenocide Rwanda. Susan Thomson finds that many of Rwanda's poorest citizens distrust the local officials charged with implementing the state program and believe that it ignores the deepest problems of the countryside: lack of land, jobs, and a voice in policies that affect lives and livelihoods. Based on interviews with dozens of Rwandan peasants and government officials, this book reveals how the nation's disenfranchised poor have been engaging in everyday resistance, cautiously and carefully--"whispering" their truth to the powers that be. This quiet opposition, Thomson argues, suggests that some of the nation's most celebrated postgenocide policies have failed to garner the grassroots support needed to sustain peace." -- Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
WU/DLC
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1968-
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Thomson, Susan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DT450.44
LC item number
.T46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Africa and the diaspora: history, politics, culture
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  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Politik
  • Soziale Situation
  • Rwanda
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Politics and government
  • Social conditions
  • Rwanda
Label
Whispering truth to power : everyday resistance to reconciliation in postgenocide Rwanda, Susan Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-235) and index
Contents
Preface and acknowledgments: The story behind the findings -- Introduction: State power as lived experience -- Bringing in peasant Rwandans through life history interviewing -- The historical role of the state in everyday life -- A continuum of violence, 1990-2000 -- Practices of national unity and reconciliation -- Everyday resistance to national unity and reconciliation -- Everyday resistance to the Gacaca process -- Conclusion: Explaining systems of power through acts of everyday resistance -- Appendix: Profiles of Rwandan life history participants -- Glossary
Control code
833630774
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvii, 258 p.
Isbn
9780299296742
Lccn
2013010424
Other control number
40023172972
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)833630774
Label
Whispering truth to power : everyday resistance to reconciliation in postgenocide Rwanda, Susan Thomson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-235) and index
Contents
Preface and acknowledgments: The story behind the findings -- Introduction: State power as lived experience -- Bringing in peasant Rwandans through life history interviewing -- The historical role of the state in everyday life -- A continuum of violence, 1990-2000 -- Practices of national unity and reconciliation -- Everyday resistance to national unity and reconciliation -- Everyday resistance to the Gacaca process -- Conclusion: Explaining systems of power through acts of everyday resistance -- Appendix: Profiles of Rwandan life history participants -- Glossary
Control code
833630774
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvii, 258 p.
Isbn
9780299296742
Lccn
2013010424
Other control number
40023172972
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)833630774

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