Conflict, Survival and Disinformation in the Late Twentieth Century
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Re-Imagining Rwanda by Johan Pottier
Book DescriptionThe tragic conflict in Rwanda and the Great Lakes in 1994-1996 attracted the horrified attention of the world's media. Journalists, diplomats and aid workers struggled to find a way to make sense of the bloodshed. Johan Pottier's troubling study shows that the post-genocide regime in Rwanda was able to impose a simple yet persuasive account of Central Africa's crises upon international commentators new to the region, and he explains the ideological underpinnings of this official narrative. He also provides a sobering analysis of the way in which this simple, persuasive, but fatally misleading analysis of the situation on the ground led to policy errors that exacerbated the original crisis. Professor Pottier has extensive field experience in the region, from before and after the genocide, and he has also worked among refugees in eastern Zaire.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521528733
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Johan Pottier
Johan Pottier is Professor of Social Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
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