10. Social Rituals and Collective Expression of Emotion After a Collective Trauma

Participation in Gacaca and Assimilation of the Rwandan Genocide

  1. Kai J. Jonas5 and
  2. Thomas A. Morton6
  1. Bernard Rimé1,
  2. Patrick Kanyangara2,
  3. Dario Paez3 and
  4. Vincent Yzerbyt4

Published Online: 8 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118347683.ch10

Restoring Civil Societies: The Psychology of Intervention and Engagement Following Crisis

Restoring Civil Societies: The Psychology of Intervention and Engagement Following Crisis

How to Cite

Rimé, B., Kanyangara, P., Paez, D. and Yzerbyt, V. (2012) Social Rituals and Collective Expression of Emotion After a Collective Trauma, in Restoring Civil Societies: The Psychology of Intervention and Engagement Following Crisis (eds K. J. Jonas and T. A. Morton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118347683.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 5

    University of Göttingen, Germany

  2. 6

    University of Exeter, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Louvain at Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

  2. 2

    National University of Rwanda in Butare, Rwanda

  3. 3

    University of Louvain, Belgium

  4. 4

    Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 AUG 2012

Book Series:

  1. Social Issues and Interventions

Book Series Editors:

  1. Marilynn B. Brewer

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671436

Online ISBN: 9781118347683

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Keywords:

  • application and intervention;
  • social rituals, Gacaca assimilation of the Rwandan Genocide;
  • collective rituals at sociopolitical levels, modifying social attitudes;
  • truth and reconciliation, popular tools transitioning to peace;
  • conflicting parties, hearing each other's grievance/suffering;
  • Rwanda and Gacaca, emotional harms lingering in Rwandese society;
  • Rwandan conflict resolution, Gacaca, judging those accused in genocide;
  • psychosocial perspective on truth/reconciliation procedures;
  • members of two parties in Gacaca, reflecting societal evolutions

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Truth and Reconciliation Procedures

  • Rwanda and Gacaca

  • Truth and Reconciliation Procedures: Do They Heal the Past?

  • A Psychosocial Perspective on Truth and Reconciliation Procedures

  • Overview of Our First Investigation

  • Purposes of the Second Investigation

  • Second Investigation: Findings and Comments

  • Conclusion

  • References