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dc.contributor.advisor Nelson, Dr. Laura
dc.contributor.advisor Price, Dr. Laurie J.
dc.creator Bullock, Jessica Erin
dc.date 2012-03-07
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-09T00:11:30Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-09T00:11:30Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/209321
dc.description.abstract Given Rwanda's tragic past, how does the process of forging a new identity function? As individuals explore newfound Rwandan identification, is there a distinction between how individual identity is expressed at the local level versus how is it is expressed at a cross-cultural level via the Internet? In the summer of 2010, I completed ethnographic research to uncover how public discourse relates to identify formation at the local and translocal level. The local level refers to events taking place at an immediate and spatial present in Rwandan society. The translocal refers to expressions of identity taking place on a global platform, in this case, on the Internet. These two venues are distinct in that the local is typically an immediate expression, potentially reaffirming the public discourse as it is adopted and practiced by the surrounding community. At the local level, individuals might be less likely to express opinions that depart from the public discourse due to fear of censure from the community. On the other hand, the translocal sphere represents a space separate from the local, fueled by expressions that are more deliberate. Internet expressions are created for global consumption and are therefore potentially less likely to be affected by censuring from ones neighbors. This study set out to uncover if the local is an arena more tethered to public discourse, while the trans local functions as a space for the formulation and expression of opinions that depart from the public discourse, or, if the Internet functions as an extension of dissemination of local experience. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject Reconciliation -- Social aspects -- Rwanda en_US
dc.subject Nationalism -- Rwanda en_US
dc.subject Rwanda -- History -- 1994- en_US
dc.subject Rwanda -- Ethnic relations en_US
dc.title Hatred in Their Hearts: Identity Formation and Reconciliation in Post-genocide Rwanda en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.primaryAdvisor Wong, Dr. Andrew
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Anthropology en_US

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