This thesis examines the 1994 Rwandan genocide with a specific emphasis on the rape of Tutsi women as a weapon of genocide. From the perspective of scholarship in trauma studies, an account of the conflict and colonialism leading up to the genocide is offered in order to demonstrate the historical making of the ground of collective trauma in Rwanda. Further, this thesis examines the discursive means of the perpetuation of collective trauma in the form of the Hutu demonization of Tutsi women.
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- Women's Studies
- African Studies
- Genocide--Rwanda--History--20th century.
- Rape as a weapon of war--Rwanda--History--20th century.
- Rape as a weapon of war
- Ethnic conflict--Rwanda--History.
- Ethnic conflict
- Women--Rwanda--Social conditions--20th century.
- Psychic trauma--Rwanda.
- Psychic trauma
- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 72-76)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Social justice and human rights