A Roundabout Revolution : Rethinking the Decolonization of Rwanda by the Practices of the Catholic Scouting Movement, 1954-1964

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_FCD467129E07
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
A Roundabout Revolution : Rethinking the Decolonization of Rwanda by the Practices of the Catholic Scouting Movement, 1954-1964
Périodique
The International Journal of History of Sport
Auteur(s)
Riot T.
ISSN
0952-3367 (Print)
1743-9035 (Online)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
05/2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
32
Numéro
7
Pages
939-951
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Modelling itself on the organizational structure and the physical fitness culture of Catholic scouting, the xaveri movement in Rwanda developed within a climate which was highly susceptible to the development of deep racial and political divisions. Between 1954 and 1964, this Catholic youth organization was influential in the gestation of a Christian democratic culture which was one of the essential elements of the ideology behind the 'Hutu revolution'. Covering the colonial to the postcolonial period and from the angle of the rise of the xaveri movement, this paper shows how the 'Hutu revolution' was a consequence of a liberation struggle from an imagined oppressor. This is in reference to colonial privileges attributed (until the end of the 1940s) to the Tutsi minority. However, and still from the perspective of the organization explored here, it seems that the model of the 'civilised Tutsi' targeted by the revolutionary Hutu movement was the essential referent of the more subconscious invention by republican leaders.
Mots-clé
Rwanda, Mouvements de jeunesse catholiques, Décolonisation, Transferts culturels, Race
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