Training for Model Citizenship

An Ethnography of Civic Education and State-Making in Rwanda

Authors: Sundberg, Molly

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This book explores the state in post-genocide Rwanda through an ethnography of a state-run civic education program and everyday forms of government. 
In 2007, the Rwandan government introduced a nationwide civic education program, called Itorero, to teach all inhabitants about its vision of the model Rwandan citizen. Since then, this ideal has been pursued through remote training camps, village assemblies, and daily government practices. Based on ethnographic research of the life and workings of Itorero camps and the day-to-day administration of a local neighborhood in Kigali, this book investigates how such a pursuit has come to affect Rwandans’ relation to the state and what it may tell us about modern forms of authoritarian rule.

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Molly Sundberg is Researcher and Lecturer in the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology at Uppsala University, Sweden. She previously worked for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) in Stockholm and Rwanda.


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“Sundberg's contribution to development studies is deeply felt as she is one of a handful of scholars who studies the mirage of Rwanda's economic miracle. The strength of Sundberg's work lies in its critical study of urban Rwanda through the mechanism of iterero.” (Susan Thomson, Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Colgate University, USA)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Training for Model Citizenship
Book Subtitle
An Ethnography of Civic Education and State-Making in Rwanda
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58422-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58422-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58421-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 276
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