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A Hill among a Thousand

£500.00

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Sometimes called “the land of a thousand hills”, Rwanda has witnessed upheavals of massive proportions. Looking at the people of one hill community, Danielle de Lame shows how they coped with unprecedented change during the twilight years of Rwanda’s Second Republic. In an insightful, meticulously researched study focusing on the late 1980s and early 1990s, de Lame situates this rural community, located at the heart of the Kibuye prefecture, within the larger context of Rwandan history and society. In this country without villages, it is the networks of kinship, administration, and commerce that create complex patterns of solidarity and dependency. De Lame reveals these patterns in all their intricacy, and her treatment of the region and its rhythms speaks at the same time to the economics of production, the inequalities of power, and the dynamics of social transformation. The ultimate goal of her work is to restore the individuality of the people she studies, making them neither executioners nor victims but men and women fashioning their own destiny, day after day. Condition: this book has no dust-jacket. The covers show some minor to moderate shelf-wear and corner-bumping. There are also some mild marks and dents on the front and back covers. There is some light marking and crinkling on the fore-edge. The interior pages are generally crisp and clean with a good strong binding.

Item details

Added value:
None
Author(s):
De Lame, Danielle
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0299215601
ISBN-13:
9780299215606
Number of pages:
540
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Title:
A Hill among a Thousand

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Sometimes called “the land of a thousand hills”, Rwanda has witnessed upheavals of massive proportions. Looking at the people of one hill community, Danielle de Lame shows how they coped with unprecedented change during the twilight years of Rwanda’s Second Republic. In an insightful, meticulously researched study focusing on the late 1980s and early 1990s, de Lame situates this rural community, located at the heart of the Kibuye prefecture, within the larger context of Rwandan history and society. In this country without villages, it is the networks of kinship, administration, and commerce that create complex patterns of solidarity and dependency. De Lame reveals these patterns in all their intricacy, and her treatment of the region and its rhythms speaks at the same time to the economics of production, the inequalities of power, and the dynamics of social transformation. The ultimate goal of her work is to restore the individuality of the people she studies, making them neither executioners nor victims but men and women fashioning their own destiny, day after day. Condition: this book has no dust-jacket. The covers show some minor to moderate shelf-wear and corner-bumping. There are also some mild marks and dents on the front and back covers. There is some light marking and crinkling on the fore-edge. The interior pages are generally crisp and clean with a good strong binding.

Added value:
None
Author(s):
De Lame, Danielle
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0299215601
ISBN-13:
9780299215606
Number of pages:
540
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Title:
A Hill among a Thousand

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