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Description - Violence and Belonging by Vigdis Broce-Due

Modernization in Africa has created new freedoms but also new problems. Multiparty democracy, privitisation and structural change have not always created stable and prosperous communities as hoped, and violence continues to be endemic in amny areas of African life - from civil war and political strife to urban, class, ethnic and gender violence. Violence and Belonging explores the crucial, formative role of violence in shaping people's ideas of who they are in uncertain postcolonial contexts. Focusing on fieldwork from across the continent, it asks how everyday violence ties in with wider political upheaval, and analyses examples of violence to reveal its links with broader cultural values and identity politics. The Zimbabwean and Sudanese civil wars, Kenyan Kikuyu domestic conflicts, the Rwandan massacres and South African Truth and Reconciliation processes are among the contexts explored. Vigdis Broch-Due, Amrik Heyer, Harri Englund, Jocelyn Alexander and Jo Ann McGregor, Isak Niehaus, Astrid Blystad, Sharon Elaine Hutchinson, Bjorn Lindgren, John G. Galaty, Johan Pottier, Fiona C Ros

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415290067
ISBN-10: 0415290066
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Vigdis Broce-Due

Vigdis Broch-Due is a professor in the Centre for International Poverty Research, University of Bergen, Norway. She has taught at the universities of Washington, Oslo, Cambridge and London, as well as at Rutgers University.