During the Rwandan genocide of 1994 women, predominantly Tutsi, suffered large-scale rape and other types of sexual violence because of both their ethnicity and their gender. The Interahamwe militia, military, and political leaders (sometimes women) directed or encouraged sexual assault to promote the annihilation of the Tutsi as a group. Some women managed to survive, and they tried to testimony in Kinyarwanda, their native language. In this article, based on fieldwork conducted in post-genocide since 2004, the author seeks a historical and anthropological interpretation of this violence. Finally, the author explores how the Rwandan subjectivity can’t be explained based on Western visions and judgments.

Fusaschi, M. (2021). La desarticulación social del cuerpo. Polisemia de la violación y subjetividad resistente en el genocidio ruandés. ETNOANTROPOLOGIA, 9(2), 165-178.

La desarticulación social del cuerpo. Polisemia de la violación y subjetividad resistente en el genocidio ruandés

fusaschi
2021

Abstract

During the Rwandan genocide of 1994 women, predominantly Tutsi, suffered large-scale rape and other types of sexual violence because of both their ethnicity and their gender. The Interahamwe militia, military, and political leaders (sometimes women) directed or encouraged sexual assault to promote the annihilation of the Tutsi as a group. Some women managed to survive, and they tried to testimony in Kinyarwanda, their native language. In this article, based on fieldwork conducted in post-genocide since 2004, the author seeks a historical and anthropological interpretation of this violence. Finally, the author explores how the Rwandan subjectivity can’t be explained based on Western visions and judgments.
Fusaschi, M. (2021). La desarticulación social del cuerpo. Polisemia de la violación y subjetividad resistente en el genocidio ruandés. ETNOANTROPOLOGIA, 9(2), 165-178.
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