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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Malkki, Liisa H. (Liisa Helena)
Purity and exile: violence, memory, and national cosmology
among Hutu refugees in Tanzania
Published By: Original publisher
Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1995. xiv, 352 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Liisa H. Malkki
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2010. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Cultural identity and pride (186);
Ethnic stratification (563);
Traditional history (173);
Inter-ethnic relations (629);
Aftermath of combat (727);
Instigation of war (721);
External relations (648);
Inter-community relations (628);
Military organization (701);
Political parties (665);
Political parties (665);
Social relationships and groups (571);
Political movements (668);
Chief executive (643);
Real property (423);
Education system (871);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This book is concerned with Burundian Hutu refugeesliving
in Tanzania who fled their home country in 1972 following genocidal attacks organized by
the Tutsi-dominated Burundian government. The focus is on the ways the displacement
expereince led to the creation of 'essentialist' Hutu and Tutsi ethnic identities and the
horrible violence that has been generated from them in Burundi and neigboring countries.
The author achieves this goal by comparing the lives of 'camp refugees' in Mishamo to that
of the 'town refugees' in Kigoma. The book argues that the expereince of being a 'camp
refugee' has in fact exacerbated political and ethnic conflict through the production of
'mythico-historical' world views.
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Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Teferi Abate Adem; 2009
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Burundi and Tanzania
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Hutu (African people)--Tanzania--Ethnic identity// Political