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Against Humanity: Lessons from the Lord's Resistance Army

Sam Dubal

Abstract

This book is not about crimes against humanity. Rather, it is an indictment of “humanity,” the concept that lies at the heart of human rights and humanitarian missions. Based on fieldwork in northern Uganda, this book brings readers inside the Lord’s Resistance Army, an insurgent group accused of rape, forced conscription of children, and inhumane acts of violence. The author talks with and learns from former rebels as they find meaning in wartime violence, politics, spirituality, and love—experiences that observers often place outside the boundaries of humanity. Rather than approaching the LR ... More

Keywords: humanity, crime against humanity, humanitarianism, human rights, Uganda, Lord’s Resistance Army, violence, rebellion, war, morality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520296091
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520296091.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sam Dubal, author
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center