Women and war in Rwanda: gender, media and the representation of genocide

Georgina Holmes

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The 1994 genocide 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 genocide continue to be played out in the international media. Examining how international political discourse on the 1994 genocide 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 analyzing the role of gender in the conflict. This book is essential reading on the gendered dynamics of conflict and genocide 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 and International Relations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherI. B. Tauris
Number of pages304
ISBN (Print)9781780763477
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameInternational library of African studies


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