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Social Torture : The Case of Northern Uganda, 1986-2006 (Hardcover)

Author: Dolan, Chris

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As Director of the Refugee Law Project at the University of Makerere, Kampala, Uganda, Dolan offers a behind-the-scenes, cross-disciplinary study of one of Africa?s longest running and most intractable conflicts. This book shows how, alongside the activities of the Lord?s Resistance Army, government decisions and actions on the ground, consolidated by humanitarian interventions and silences, played a central role in creating a massive yet little recognized humanitarian crisis. Not only individuals, but society as a whole, came to exhibit symptoms typical of torture, and the perpetrator-victim dichotomy became blurred. It is such phenomena, and the complex of social, political, economic and cultural dynamics which underpin them, which the author describes as social torture. Building on political economy, social anthropology, discourse analysis, international relations and psychoanalytic approaches to violence, this book offers an important analytical instrument for all those seeking entry points through which to address entrenched conflicts.

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Publisher Berghahn Books
Mfg Part# 9781845455651
SKU 210824238
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1845455657
Release Date 3/4/2009
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