Burnet 2014 Violence

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Author: Jennie E. Burnet

Title: Sexual Violence, Female Agencies, and Sexual Consent

Subtitle: Complexities of Sexual Violence in the 1994 Rwandan Genodice

In: Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: International Agendas and African Contexts

Edited by: Doris Buss, Joanne Lebert, Blair Rutherford, Donna Sharkey, and Obijiofor Aginam

Place: New York

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2014

Pages: 131-144

Series: Routledge African Studies

ISBN-13: 9781138019522 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Rwandan History | Types: Genocidal Rape / Rwandan Genocide



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Author: Jennie E. Burnet, Department of Anthropology, University of LouisvilleAuthor's Website

Abstract: »Jennie E. Burnet's chapter helps to frame this discussion by exploring the agency of 'victims' and the 'choiceless' decisions that women, during and after the 1993 Rwanda genocide, made to ensure their–and their family's–survival. Her analysis both echoes some to the themes raised in other chapters about the pre-conflict, and offers a complex, nuanced account of the experiences of women during the genocide.« (Source: Doris Buss. »Seeing Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: The Limits of Visibility.« Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: International Agendas and African Contexts. Edited by Doris Buss et al. New York: Routledge, 2014: 19-20)

Wikipedia: Genocidal rape: Rape during the Rwandan Genocide, Rwandan Genocide


Added: August 16, 2014 | Last updated: August 16, 2014