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Sacrifice As Terror : The Rwandan Genocide of 1994 :  The Rwandan Genocide of 1994 - Christopher C Taylor

Sacrifice As Terror : The Rwandan Genocide of 1994

The Rwandan Genocide of 1994

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"This book, the outcome of the author's experiences during this conflict, is an attempt to understand the atrocities committed during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in which nearly one million people, mostly of Tutsi ethnicity, were slaughtered in less than four months." "Perhaps most importantly, in light of the recent resurgence of violence, the author advances hypotheses about how the violence in Rwanda and Burundi might be transcended."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

'Stresses how history, anthropology, biology, and theology colluded in drawing seemingly ineradicable lines of difference between the Hutus and Tutsis and so generating this conflict ... an incisive study.' Journal for the Study of Media and Composite Cultures 'Many studies seek to explain genocide through notions of ideology ... Taylor's achievement, which explains why the book is so frighteningly compelling, is to inject in to these discussions a human element. ... This is a valuable addition to the literature on Rwanda and on genocide in general, for it highlights neglected aspects of human behaviour, aspects that are often not accessible to those who rely on documents or the traditional accoutrements of scholarship. Taylor has demonstrated the value of fieldwork, oral history, and of anthropological enquiry to bring out the long-standing cultural stereo-types, practices and beliefs that underlie society, and that, in times of crisis, urgently require to be understood.' Patterns of Prejudice

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Notesp. 32
Rwandap. 35
Notesp. 53
The Hamitic Hypothesis in Rwanda and Burundip. 55
Notesp. 96
The Cosmology of Terrorp. 99
Notesp. 147
The Dialectics of Hate and Desire: Tutsi Women and Hutu Extremismp. 151
Notesp. 177
Conclusionp. 181
Bibliographyp. 187
Indexp. 193
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ISBN: 9781859732786
ISBN-10: 185973278X
Series: Global Issues
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: November 1999
Publisher: BERG PUBL INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.9  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1