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Roseline M. Achieng'
Kenya Reconstructing?
Building Bridges of Peace: Post-Conflict Transformation Processes As Human Security Mechanisms
Reihe: Demokratie und Entwicklung
Bd. 65, 2012, 120 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90174-3

This volume is a product of empirical rich and theoretically thought generating material collected over a one year field research undertaken in 2001 - 2002, in the Kenyan Rift Valley. Focusing on the strategies of women coping with displacement and trying to make their new places their home, Dr. Achieng' adopts a multi-local, agency and actor-centred approach and thus brilliantly shows how, by economic and social networking and by creating new sets of meaning, these women reconstruct and reconnect the places they were driven from, to the places they now live and work in.

A former programmes manager at the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Dr. Achieng' is currently in charge of developing the academic and research components of the sociology section of the School of Social Sciences, Monash South Africa

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