Liisa H. Malkki’s Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory, and National Cosmology among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, . Liisa H. Malkki’s Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory, and National Cosmol- ogy among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania. Chicago: University of Chicago Press,. Purity and Exile has 97 ratings and 2 reviews. was brutally quashed, Liisa Malkki shows how experiences of dispossession and violence are remembered and.

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In this study of Hutu refugees from Burundi, driven into exile in Tanzania after their insurrection against the dominant Tutsi was brutally quashed, Liisa Malkki shows how experiences of dispossession and violence are remembered and turned into narratives, and how this process helps to construct identities such as “Hutu” and “Tutsi. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The author achieves this goal by comparing the lives of ‘camp refugees’ in Mishamo to that of the ‘town refugees’ in Kigoma.

Set up a giveaway. Sirinthon Koelewijn rated it liked it Mar 05, Herskovits Award Short Listed. Tori Christensen rated it liked it Feb 27, The first of these derives from ethnographic research among Hutu refugees who have lived in a refugee camp in rural Western Tanzania since fleeing the massacres of in Burundi.

It will be traced how the camp refugees’ narrative construction of homeland, refugee-ness, and exile challenges scholarly constructions and common sense.

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These “town refugees” present exlle third, different conceptual constellation of links between people, place, and displacement-one that stands in antagonistic opposition to views from the camp, and challenges from yet another direction scholarly maps of the national order of things. Terezia rated it liked it Mar 22, The Land ilisa Open Graves: ;urity Civil War In Rwanda Kalkki Ship Orders Internationally. She writes of past adversities and destruction that the Hutu went through. The Danger of Assimilation and the Purity of Exile 6: Kazusa Yamashita rated it really liked it May 09, Despite this, they still maintain an identity while adapting to situations.


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Liisa Malkki is an anthropologist who has done fieldwork within Africa. Return to Genocide Notes References Index. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Doug rated it really liked it Feb 25, You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores. The Predicament of Blackness Jemima Pierre. In the second case, the ethnography moves among those Hutu refugees in Tanzania who have lived also since outside of a refugee camp, in and around the township of Kigomaon Lake Tanganyika.

Malkki’s main point in the book is that despite the violence and adversity that the Hutu encountered, they still have a central identity. Exle identity of the Hutu is what still remains intact whether in Rwanda or Burundi. Mirjam rated it really liked it Jan 03, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Dec 12, Anders rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Other refugees, who had assimilated in a more urban lisa, crafted identities in response to the practical circumstances of their day to day lives. Copy and paste a formatted citation or use one of the links below to export the citation to your chosen bibliographic manager.

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Tyler rated it really liked it Oct 16, From the Back Cover This book explores how essentialized categories of identity such as ‘Hutu’ and ‘Tutsi’ are produced through violence and exile. A Rose rated it it was amazing Dec 26, It is this adversity and mass genocide that played an important role in shaping Hutu culture.

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Purity and Exile: Violence, Memory, and National Cosmology among Hutu Refugees in Tanzania, Malkki

In this new theoretical crossroads, examining the place of refugees in the national orderof things becomes a clarifying exercise. The Making of the Modern Refugee. Showing of 2 reviews.

The book closes with an epilogue looking at the recent violence between Hutu and Tutsi in Rwanda and Burundi, and showing how the movement of large refugee populations across national borders has shaped patterns of violence in the region.

A really fantastic ethnography rooted in solid and satisfying theorization.

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