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The Cultural Face of Terror in the Rwandan Genocide of 1994

Christopher C. Taylor

in Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520230286
eISBN:
9780520927575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230286.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the argument that while political, socioeconomic, and historical factors played a crucial role in the Rwandan genocide, they still cannot explain why the violence was carried ... More


Dispossessing Nations: Population Growth, Scarcity, and Genocide in Ancient Israel and Twentieth-Century Rwanda

T. M. Lemos

in Ritual Violence in the Hebrew Bible: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190249588
eISBN:
9780190249601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249588.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Drawing upon research from the field of genocide studies, this chapter argues that there is a connection between the genocidal violence described in some biblical texts and the marked population ... More


Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Jennifer M. Welsh (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The issue of humanitarian intervention has generated one of the most heated debates in international relations over the past decade, for both theorists and practitioners. At its heart is the alleged ... More


History Lessons: What Audiences (Could) Learn about Genocide from Historical Dramas

Shohini Chaudhuri

in Cinema of the Dark Side: Atrocity and the Ethics of Film Spectatorship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748642632
eISBN:
9781474408554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642632.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Many people derive their historical knowledge from movies. This chapter addresses this issue through a discussion of fictional films about the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide. Historical dramas ... More


African conflicts

Sabine Lee

in Children Born of War in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526104588
eISBN:
9781526128461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526104588.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

The chapter investigates the experience of children born of war in late 20th century sub-Saharan Africa by exploring the fate of children conceived during the Rwandan genocide and the children born ... More


Protection Disaster in Eastern Zaire, 1994–96

Anne Hammerstad

in The Rise and Decline of a Global Security Actor: UNHCR, Refugee Protection and Security

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199213085
eISBN:
9780191746673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213085.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter follows UNHCR’s moral and political predicament in eastern Zaire/Congo in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. It assesses the centrality of the agency’s security discourse in shaping ... More


Murder by any Other Name: Genocide and the Prosecutorial Challenges

John Winterdyk

in The Prosecutor in Transnational Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199844807
eISBN:
9780190260033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199844807.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines whether the conventional use of prosecution is necessarily the “best” way to hold accountable the perpetrators of genocide. It begins with a brief overview on the Rwandan ... More


Speech and Atrocity: An Historical Sketch

Gregory S. Gordon

in Atrocity Speech Law: Foundation, Fragmentation, Fruition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190612689
eISBN:
9780190612719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190612689.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Public International Law

Chapter 1 limns the chronology of speech and government-sponsored mass violence over the centuries. After an overview of pre-twentieth century hate rhetoric, it focuses on Ottoman propaganda in ... More


A Duty to Intervene: On the Cinematic Constitution of Subjects for Empire in Hotel Rwanda and Caché

Randall Williams

in The Divided World: Human Rights and Its Violence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665419
eISBN:
9781452946290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665419.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter discusses the increasingly prolific transit between the ideology of human rights, the communication industries, and imperialist structures of legitimacy through an analysis of two films, ... More


Winning the War, Losing the Peace: The Liberation of Zaire and the Outbreak of Africa’s Great War

Philip Roessler and Harry Verhoeven

in Why Comrades Go to War: Liberation Politics and the Outbreak of Africa's Deadliest Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190611354
eISBN:
9780190686581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611354.003.0003
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter lays out the book’s central argument. It first addresses the limitations of existing explanations—war for natural resources, spillover of Rwandan genocide, anti-foreign resistance and ... More


Humanitarian Intervention

George P. Fletcher and Jens David Ohlin

in Defending Humanity: When Force is Justified and Why

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199757213
eISBN:
9780190260248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199757213.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter demonstrates how the doctrine of legitimate defense might justify humanitarian intervention in another country facing aggression, whether due to war or other concerns. It explores the ... More


‘Independences?’

Pierre-Philippe Fraiture

in V. Y. Mudimbe: Undisciplined Africanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318948
eISBN:
9781781381083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318948.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Mbembe’s and Nganang’s writings as these thinkers share with Mudimbe the ability to cross the boundaries between literature and philosophy and analyse the African present from ... More


Conclusion: Looking to the Future

Hilmi M. Zawati and Teresa A. Doherty

in Fair Labelling and the Dilemma of Prosecuting Gender-Based Crimes at the International Criminal Tribunals

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199357109
eISBN:
9780190259839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199357109.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This concluding chapter summarizes the intentions of the author to present an in-depth case study featuring war-time gender-based crimes during the onset of wars in the nations of former Yugoslavia, ... More


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