Social Torture: The Case of Northern Uganda, 1986-2006

Social Torture: The Case of Northern Uganda, 1986-2006

by Berghahn Editors
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845455657

ISBN-13: 9781845455651

Pub. Date: 03/01/2009

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

As Director of the Refugee Law Project at the University of Makerere, Kampala, Uganda, Dolan offers a behind-the-scenes, cross-disciplinary study of one of Africa's longest running and most intractable conflicts. This book shows how, alongside the activities of the Lord's Resistance Army, government decisions and actions on the ground, consolidated by

Overview

As Director of the Refugee Law Project at the University of Makerere, Kampala, Uganda, Dolan offers a behind-the-scenes, cross-disciplinary study of one of Africa's longest running and most intractable conflicts. This book shows how, alongside the activities of the Lord's Resistance Army, government decisions and actions on the ground, consolidated by humanitarian

interventions and silences, played a central role in creating a massive yet only very belatedly recognized humanitarian crisis. Not only individuals, but society as a whole, came to exhibit symptoms typical of torture, and the perpetrator-victim dichotomy became blurred. It is such phenomena, and the complex of social, political, economic and cultural dynamics which underpin them, which the author describes as social torture. Building on political economy, social anthropology, discourse analysis, international relations and psychoanalytic approaches to violence, this book offers an important analytical instrument for all those seeking entry points through which to address entrenched conflicts, whether from a conflict resolution, post-conflict recovery or transitional justice perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845455651
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Human Rights in Context, #4
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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