Gender and Genocide in Burundi
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256 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

Series: African Issues

Series Vol. Number: 22

Imprint: James Currey

Gender and Genocide in Burundi

The Search for Spaces of Peace in the Great Lakes Region

by Patricia Daley

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Can Burundi achieve its political and economic objectives without returning to genocidal violence?
This book identifies the continuities and transformations of violence in Burundi and shows how violence has been intensified through the introduction of modern concepts of masculinity. It shows how Burundi is linked to the patterns of recurrent genocidal violence in Rwanda, Congo and Uganda. Patricia Daley argues passionately for a revised feminist-historical approach to understanding violence and reforming the processes whereby local and international bodies put together peace agreements.

PATRICIA DALEY is a Lecturer in the School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, and a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge

North America: Indiana U Press; Uganda: Fountain Publishers; Kenya: EAEP; South Africa: Jacana
Introduction: a culture of genocidal violence
Constructing a paradigm of violence: a feminist perspective on genocidal politics
The colonial state & the ethnicization & masculinization of political space
The masculinized state & the history of genocide
Genocidal politics in the context of democracy & development: 1992-2005
Spaces of violence: exploring the contours of 'civilian' & gendered violence
The traditions of genocide & militarism in the region
Global humanitariansim & the de-humanization of African refugees
Challenging genocide: regional & international peace initiatives
Peace in a state of war: the peace agreement & its implementation
Conclusion: creating spaces of peace: an African feminist agenda
"This is the first book since the mid 1990s to thoroughly analyze Burundian politics - and much has changed in Burundi since then." AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW
"This work is an original and masterly contribution to African Studies and the global literature on violence in the post-Cold War era. -" Wendy James, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oxford

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9781847013064

April 2008

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Title Details

256 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

Series: African Issues

Series Vol. Number: 22

Imprint: James Currey