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Author Pottier, Johan.

Title Re-imagining Rwanda : conflict, survival and disinformation in the late twentieth century / Johan Pottier
Published Cambridge [U.K.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 251 pages) : maps
Series African studies series ; 102
African studies series ; 102
Contents Build-up to war and genocide : society and economy in Rwanda and eastern Zaire -- Mind the gap : how the international press reported on society, politics, and history -- For beginners, by beginners : knowledge construction under the Rwandese Patriotic Front -- Labelling refugees : international aid and the discourse of genocide -- Masterclass in surreal diplomacy : understanding the culture of "political correctness" -- Land and social development : challenges, proposals, and their imagery
Summary Pottier shows how the post-genocide regime in Rwanda imposed their account of Central Africa's crises upon international commentators, and explains the ideological underpinnings of this official narrative. He examines how persuasive, but fatally misleading analysis of the situation on the ground led to policy errors that exacerbated the original crisis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-247) and index
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Subject Rwanda -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 20th century.
Rwanda -- History -- Civil War, 1994.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002727289
ISBN 0511058462
0511064799 (electronic bk.)
0511491093 (ebook)
9780511064791 (electronic bk.)
9780511491092 (ebook)
(African edition)
(African edition)
Other Titles Reimagining Rwanda