Rwanda In Pictures
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📒Rwanda In Pictures ✍ Thomas Streissguth
✏Rwanda in Pictures Book Summary : Presents a photographic introduction to the land, history, government, economy, people, and culture of the African nation of Rwanda.
📒The Media And The Rwanda Genocide ✍ Allan Thompson
✏The Media and the Rwanda Genocide Book Summary : The news media played a crucial role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Local media fueled the killings, while international media either ignored or seriously misunderstood what was happening. This is the first book to explore both sides of the media equation. Examining how local radio was used as a tool of hate, encouraging neighbors to turn against each other, the book also presents a critique of international media coverage. Bringing together local reporters, high-profile Western journalists, and leading media theorists, this is the only book to identify the extent of the media's accountability. It also examines deliberations by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on the role of the media in the genocide. This book is a startling record of the negative influence that the media can have. The authors put forward suggestions for the future, outlining how we can avoid censorship and propaganda and they argue for a new responsibility in media reporting.
📒Remembering To Forget ✍ Barbie Zelizer
✏Remembering to Forget Book Summary : A professor and columnist reflects on the influence of the photographs taken at the liberation of the concentration camps in shaping the memory of the Holocaust and on the way later atrocities have been covered
📒Rwanda ✍ David C. King
✏Rwanda Book Summary : "Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Rwanda"--Provided by publisher.
📒Intercultural Aesthetics ✍ Antoon van den Braembussche
✏Intercultural Aesthetics Book Summary : In this book the editors brought together outstanding articles concerning intercultural aesthetics. The concept ‘Intercultural aesthetics’ creates a home space for an artistic cross-fertilization between cultures, and for heterogeneity, but it is also firmly linked with the intercultural turn within Western and non-Western philosophy. The book is divided into two parts, yet one can sense a clear unity throughout the whole book. This unity is related to the underlying subject that the different authors, each in their own way and from their own background, try to reveal. They use related, and overlapping terms such as ‘the suchness of things’, ‘dancing and shaping lives’, ‘presenting a meaning beyond words, presenting the unpresentable, experiencing’, in order to bring to our awareness the genuine importance of the non-conceptual, next to the conceptual. Several authors moreover take on a reflective, and at times even a self-reflective stance, pointing to the intrinsic relation between cultural aesthetics and ethics, making this book unique in its kind.
📒Kazakhstan In Pictures ✍ Bella Waters
✏Kazakhstan in Pictures Book Summary : Discusses the history and culture of the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan.
📒Eyewitness To A Genocide ✍ Michael Barnett
✏Eyewitness to a Genocide Book Summary : Why was the UN a bystander during the Rwandan genocide? Do its sins of omission leave it morally responsible for the hundreds of thousands of dead? Michael Barnett, who worked at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations from 1993 to 1994, covered Rwanda for much of the genocide. Based on his first-hand experiences, archival work, and interviews with many key participants, he reconstructs the history of the UN's involvement in Rwanda. In the weeks leading up to the genocide, the author documents, the UN was increasingly aware or had good reason to suspect that Rwanda was a site of crimes against humanity. Yet it failed to act. Barnett argues that its indifference was driven not by incompetence or cynicism but rather by reasoned choices cradled by moral considerations. Employing a novel approach to ethics in practice and in relationship to international organizations, Barnett offers an unsettling possibility: the UN culture recast the ethical commitments of well-intentioned individuals, arresting any duty to aid at the outset of the genocide. Barnett argues that the UN bears some moral responsibility for the genocide. Particularly disturbing is his observation that not only did the UN violate its moral responsibilities, but also that many in New York believed that they were "doing the right thing" as they did so. Barnett addresses the ways in which the Rwandan genocide raises a warning about this age of humanitarianism and concludes by asking whether it is possible to build moral institutions.
📒Citizen Alpha ✍ Patrick E. Peterson
✏Citizen Alpha Book Summary : Peter Jobe has just been named the unwilling leader of a study group of four other graduate students whose specialties range from neuroscience to religious studies. The five come from different countries and different disciplines, but they quickly realize the synergy of their ideas could revolutionize the scientific and religious communities. But as Peter's group is beginning to bond, another meeting of the minds is taking place halfway around the world. An unlikely collection of warlords and terrorists have pooled their resources and devised a devastating plan. As the countdown begins, Peter and his friends realize they may be the only ones standing between America and a nuclear holocaust.
📒The Horseshoe Table ✍ Chinmaya R. Gharekhan
✏The Horseshoe Table Book Summary : "In this unique, unprecedented and intimate account, Chinmaya Gharekhan takes us through the meetings of the Security Council as it debated such issues as emergency situations during the first Gulf War, Iraq's WMD programme and the work of the special commission set up to eliminate them, the beginnings of the Oil-for-Food programme, the Balkan War of the early 1990s, the Rwanda genocide, and the Lockerbie disaster involving Libya."--BOOK JACKET.
📒Hotel Rwanda ✍ Terry George
✏Hotel Rwanda Book Summary : The making of the motion picture "Hotel Rwanda."