Lemarchand, RenΘ. Genocide in the Great Lakes: which genocide? whose genocide?

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Genocide in the Great Lakes: which genocide? whose genocide?

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph African studies review -- Vol. 41, no. 1

Published By: Original publisher African studies review -- Vol. 41, no. 1 Atlanta, Ga. [etc.]: African Studies Association [etc.]. 1998. 3-16 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication RenT Lemarchand

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. Barundi (FO58)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Warfare (726); Aftermath of combat (727); Inter-ethnic relations (629); Instigation of war (721); Peacemaking (728); External relations (648); Social relationships and groups (571); Political parties (665); Political movements (668); Elections (666); Chief executive (643); Traditional history (173); History (175);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article is concerned with the politics of genocide in the Great Lakes region. It shows that basic disagreements between Hutu and Tutsi about who committed genocide and why are traceable in part to the uncritical of the term genocide to describe just about any type of ethnic violence, in part to the selective sifting of the evidence with a view to exonerating one group and condemning the other. Although Hutu and Tutsi are both guilty of genocide, the tendency to substitute collective guilt for individual culpability in the planning and execution of the killings can only result in distortion of the facts. There will be no peace in the Great Lakes region unless one takes seriously the task of shedding light on the circumstances, the scale and the consequences of the genocide of Hutu by Tutsi in Burundi (1972), of Tutsi and Hutu by Hutu in Rwanda (1994) and of Hutu by Tutsi in Congo (1996-1997).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. fo58-006

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 14)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

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 Political Scientist-4, 5

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). 1971-1996

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Burundi

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Rundi (African people)


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