2018 2018年度 研究助成プログラム Research Grant Program 2018      
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(Project Title)
Generation After: The Reconstitution of Kinship and Family Relations in Post-Genocide Rwanda
Loes Loning
Loes Loning
ケープタウン大学 アフリカ・ジェンダー研究・人類学・言語学部
School for African & Gender Studies, Anthropology & Linguistics, University of Cape Town, South Africa
(Grant Amount)
企画書・概要 (Abstract of Project Proposal)


This anthropological research project explores how kinship works in the aftermath of violence, especially from the perspectives of young people born from rape during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. It investigates how family is reconstituted and understood, from the perspectives of young people, families, and local associations that support them. The research finds answers to questions such as: How are relationships that derive from violent circumstances brought into the everyday? What forms of relationships become possible, impossible, enabled or dismissed, and with what consequences for young people born of wartime rape and their families? An ethnographic study regarding (broken, fractured or productive) kinship relations and what these relations entail, curtail or make possible for these young people and their families (however understood) provides significant insight into the lived experience of children born from sexual violence and how they are absorbed into post-conflict societies. This project will contribute to theoretical debates concerning kinship and the anthropology of violence by combining ideas of “remaking worlds” after violence with ideas that explore social values as negotiated experiences shaped through the everyday. The research will also contribute to global conversations on the gendered consequences of violence, survival, and the delicate construction of social relations.

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