Identity And Culture In Rwanda Genocide

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Constructivists argue that each society has a historically constructed master cleavage and narrative that political entrepreneurs can manipulate (Brass, 2003). It also argues that ethnic identity as a socially constructed and fluid entity that can be initiated from different various means like conquest, colonization or immigration. For Rwanda the root cause of the genocide would be the start from colonization. Identity and culture are the two basic and main aspects of ethnicity. Therefore an individual or group seem to address the problematic of ethnic boundaries and meaning through the construction of identity. Ethnicity shapes and reshapes self definition and culture by the actions that are taken by ethnic groups. However, the idea of ethnicity
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