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Living under "quiet insecurity": Religion and popular culture in post-genocide Rwanda

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This thesis explores religion and popular culture in post-genocide Rwanda. In particular, I examine the rise of the new Pentecostal churches – the abarokore ("the saved ones") – and the reconstruction of the "modern" music industry after the genocide. I argue that contemporary social life in Rwanda is defined by "quiet insecurity" and "temporal dissonance". I employ these concepts to take seriously how young people in Rwanda create alternative pasts, presents, and futures for themselves wi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Social & Cultural Anthropology,Institute of
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Andrea Mariko Grant
Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:83b2b3d3-f08e-4556-8d20-e832345fa25d
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ora:12220

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