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- DescriptionThe 1994 gecide in Rwanda, which followed the death of President Habyarimana, was one of the worst humanitarian disasters of the twentieth century and shamed both African and global leaderships. As wars in the Congo continue to tear apart the region, this book examines how the politics that led to the 1994 gecide continue to be played out in the international media. Scholars of political science contend that narratives are used strategically by states to influence and shape the behaviour of other actors in the international system. This book explore how, through processes of denial and revisionism, strong states with geopolitical interests in the Great Lakes region of Africa, African states directly involved in conflict, militia groups and rebels, as well as human rights activists and NGOs, all employ media narratives strategically with the aim of influencing political decision-making and public perceptions of gecide and war.Examining how international political discourse on the 1994 gecide in Rwanda is gendered, Georgina Holmes argues that states, militaries and human rights organisations use gendered narratives for political gain, and breaks new ground in analysing the role of gender in the conflict. This book is essential reading on the gendered dynamics of conflict and gecide in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and will appeal to anyone with an interest in Gender Studies, Political Communication, Media and Film Studies, African Studies, Gecide Studies and International Relations.
- Author BiographyGeorgina Holmes holds a PhD in International Relations from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and a JD specialising in public relations. She is an Honorary Research Associate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London.
- Author(s)Georgina Holmes
- PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
- Date of Publication30/10/2013
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleInternational Library of African Studies
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 39
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note8 bw integrated, 2 maps
- Weight567 g
- Width134 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine36 mm
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