Source: (2012) American Behavioral Scientist 56(10) 1326-1342

Historical oriented macro-sociology of knowledge analyses of the origins and development of nations and other societies and global formations are usually confined to the examination of the United States and European countries and Europe as a continental global space. In this essay the author plays with ideas and tries on sociology of knowledge concepts for size in exploring the pre-colonial, colonial, and genocide apartheid societal roots of post-genocide Rwanda as an East-Central African society emerging symbolically as an extraordinary 21st century Post-Cold War African State.