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Author Turner, Simon, 1967- author.

Title Politics of innocence : Hutu identity, conflict and camp life / Simon Turner.

Publication Info. New York : Berghahn Books, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (185 pages) : maps.
Series Studies in forced migration ; volume 30
Studies in forced migration ; v. 30.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-176) and index.
Contents The troubled nature of innocence -- Histories of conflict -- The biopolitics of innocence -- Camp life and moral decay -- "Big men" and "liminal experts" -- Rumour and politics -- Innocence lost -- Conclusion -- Postscript : What happened to the camp?
Summary "Based on thorough ethnographic fieldwork in a refugee camp in Tanzania this book provides a rich account of the benevolent dìsciplining mechanisms' of humanitarian agencies and of the situated, dynamic, indeterminate and fluid nature of identity (re)construction in the camp. While the refugees are expected to behave as innocent, helpless victims, the question of victimhood among Burundian Hutu is increasingly challenged following the 1993 massacres in Burundi and the Rwandan genocide. The book explores the ambiguity surrounding these questions of innocence and victimhood and shows how young men within the camp apply different strategies to cope amidst the struggle to recuperate their masculinity and their political subjectivity."--Book jacket.
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Subject Hutu (African people) -- Tanzania.
Refugees -- Tanzania.
Humanitarian assistance -- Tanzania.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Black Studies (Global)
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- African American Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration.
Humanitarian assistance.
Hutu (African people)
Hutu -- Tanzania.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Title Hutu identity, conflict and camp life
Other Form: Print version: Turner, Simon, 1967- Politics of innocence. New York : Berghahn Books, 2010 9781845456917 (DLC) 2010018503 (OCoLC)502029687
ISBN 9781845458454 (electronic book)
1845458451 (electronic book)
9781845456917 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
1845456912 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
Standard No. 9786612662539