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Against HumanityLessons from the Lord's Resistance Army$
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Sam Dubal

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520296091

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520296091.001.0001

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Gorilla Warfare

Gorilla Warfare

Life in and Beyond the Bush

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(p.83) 3 Gorilla Warfare
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Against Humanity
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Sam Dubal

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520296091.003.0003

This chapter investigates how humanity was constructed against animality through the space of the “bush” (lum). Whereas Acholi civilians and others had come to see the lum as a wild, dangerous, and evil space of animals, the rebels occupied the lum and gave it a different meaning. In what became a contestation over an “anthropomoral geography,” the LRA collapsed an analytic separating animality and humanity, unsettling a spatio-moral definition of humanity against animality. They saw their rebellion as gorilla rather than guerrilla warfare. Instead of reinforcing a colonial-era notion of the lum, the LRA found the lum to be a site of life, sacredness, and development. In doing so, they dissolved some of the spatio-moral infrastructure of “humanity” itself.

Keywords:   humans, animals, bush, evil, ontology, morality, wild, Lord’s Resistance Army, rebellion, guerrilla warfare

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