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- Cambridge University Press
The conflict in Rwanda and the Great Lakes in 1994-1996 attracted the horrified attention of the world's media, diplomats and aid workers struggling to make sense of the bloodshed. This study shows how the post-genocide regime in Rwanda managed to impose a simple, persuasive account of Central Africa's crises upon international commentators, and explains the ideological underpinnings of this official narrative. It is a sobering analysis of how simple, persuasive, but fatally misleading analysis of the situation led to policy errors that exacerbated the original crisis.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||African Studies Series , #102|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Build-up to war and genocide: society and economy in Rwanda and Eastern Zaire; 2. Mind the gap: how the international press reported on society, politics and history; 3. For beginners, by beginners: knowledge construction under the Rwandese Patriotic Front; 4. Labelling refugees: international aid and the discourse of genocide; 5. Masterclass in surreal diplomacy: understanding the culture of 'political correctness'; 6. Land and social development: changes, proposals and their imagery; 7. Conclusion: representation and destiny; Bibliography.