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“There Was No Genocide in Rwanda”

History, Politics, and Exile Identity among Rwandan Rebels in the Eastern Congo Conflict

Anna Hedlund

This article analyzes how the 1994 genocide in Rwanda is recalled and described by members of a Hutu rebel group, the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) whose leadership can be linked to the 1994 atrocities in Rwanda. The article explores how individuals belonging to this rebel group, currently operating in the eastern territories of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), articulate, contest, and oppose the dominant narrative of the Rwandan genocide. Based on ethnographic fieldwork with members of the FDLR in a rebel camp, this article shows how a community of exiled fighters and second-generation Hutu refugees contest the official version of genocide by constructing a counterhistory of it. Through organized practices such as political demonstrations and military performances, it further shows how political ideologies and violence are being manufactured and reproduced within a setting of military control.

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Curating Conflict

Four Exhibitions on Jerusalem

Sa'ed Atshan and Katharina Galor

which ideological and territorial claims produce diverging heritage narratives. Jerusalem's status as a UNESCO heritage site is made necessary not only because of geopolitics but also because the Palestinians of and from the city live under an Israeli

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migration; media representations of religion, travel and tourism, including digi-pilgrimage; heritage, tourism and the cultural politics of religious representation; gender, sexuality and religious movements; religion and travel writing; ideological and

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Suburban Dissent

Defining Neighborhood Space and Place in Perth, Western Australia

Jocelyn D. Avery

differentiates physical urban space as socially produced through a combination of “social, economic, ideological, and technological factors,” whereas symbolic space is a social construction experienced by people through their “social exchanges, memories, images

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The Social Life of Contentious Concepts

Ronald S. Stade

German vernacular. 1 Erasing the difference between official and private style and tropes was a step in what the Nazis called Gleichschaltung , the enforced ideological conformity of each and every person in Germany. Thus, LTI was not just indicative of

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Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

democracy often used to negate the existence of racism in Brazil. In their work, this myth is foundational for the ideology of white domination in the country. It acts to conceal, or to “camouflage” (Pauschinger, this issue), racism in Brazil through a

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Legacies, Trajectories, and Comparison in the Anthropology of Buddhism

Nicolas Sihlé and Patrice Ladwig

institutions have remained rare. 8 This literature has engaged with themes like that of the gift, an important feature of lay-monastic interactions, 9 or renunciation, showing this notion’s ideological force, even in the context of Japan’s married priesthood

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Rethinking Resistance to Transitional Justice

Briony Jones and Thomas Brudholm

or local resistances not tied to the overthrow of systems or even to ideologies of emancipation” ( Abu-Lughod 1990: 41 ; see also Ong [2010] and the classic references by Scott [1985 , 1990 ]). These studies of resistance by anthropologists have

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Leyla Neyzi, Nida Alahmad, Nina Gren, Martha Lagace, Chelsey Ancliffe, and Susanne Bregnbæk

struggle over ethnicity, Catholic missionary power, and higher education as a source of ideas and ideologies fueling ethnic tension and genocide. During the genocide, Butare “suffered the highest proportion of deaths of any single province” (35). In late

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“Where Is the New Constitution?”

Public Protest and Community-Building in Post–Economic Collapse Iceland

Timothy Heffernan

Kristín Loftsdóttir (2014: 169) has noted, this sense of crisis can be conceptualized as a disjuncture in Iceland's ideological landscape, which continues to highlight and mobilize new subjectivities in a prolonged struggle for responsible leadership. In