publication . Thesis . 2011

‘Resolved to fight the ideology of genocide and all of its manifestations’: the Rwandan Patriotic Front, violence and ethnic marginalisation in post-genocide Rwanda and Eastern Congo

Begley, Larissa R;
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  • Published: 07 Nov 2011
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Using ethnographic data and James Scott’s (1990) concepts of public and hidden\ud transcripts, this thesis examines fow the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) government's public transcript has been institutionalised through the use of 'genocide ideology' laws. It is concerned with understanding how the RPF’s use of ‘genocide ideology’ is a\ud mechanism to facilitate a continuum of violence, which I argue has led to ‘ethnic’\ud marginalisation. ‘Genocide ideology’ is a legally abstract term that refers to discourses that\ud contest – consciously or unconsciously - the government narrative regarding the 1994\ud genocide. As focusing strictly om the public transcript d...
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