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The Resource Killing neighbors : webs of violence in Rwanda, Lee Ann Fujii

Killing neighbors : webs of violence in Rwanda, Lee Ann Fujii

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Killing neighbors : webs of violence in Rwanda
Title
Killing neighbors
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webs of violence in Rwanda
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Lee Ann Fujii
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Language
eng
Summary
In the horrific events of the mid-1990s in Rwanda, tens of thousands of Hutu killed their Tutsi friends, neighbors, even family members. That ghastly violence has overshadowed a fact almost as noteworthy: that hundreds of thousands of Hutu killed no one. In a transformative revisiting of the motives behind and specific contexts surrounding the Rwandan genocide, the author focuses on individual actions rather than sweeping categories. She argues that ethnic hatred and fear do not satisfactorily explain the mobilization of Rwandans one against another. Her extensive interviews in Rwandan prisons and two rural communities form the basis for her claim that mass participation in the genocide was not the result of ethnic antagonisms. Rather, the social context of action was critical. Strong group dynamics and established local ties shaped patterns of recruitment for and participation in the genocide. This web of social interactions bound people to power holders and killing groups. People joined and continued to participate in the genocide over time, because killing in large groups conferred identity on those who acted destructively. The perpetrators of the genocide produced new groups centered on destroying prior bonds by killing kith and kin
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Literary form
non fiction
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Killing neighbors : webs of violence in Rwanda, Lee Ann Fujii
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Killing neighbors : webs of violence in Rwanda, Lee Ann Fujii
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctt7z7s5
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-201) and index
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online resource
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cr
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black and white
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Contents
Conducting fieldwork in the aftermath of war and genocide -- Violence and identity in historical perspective -- Local narratives and explanations -- The enigma of ethnicity -- The power of local ties -- The logic of groups
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1 online resource (ix, 212 pages)
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online
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9780801458613
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illustrations, map
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Electronic reproduction.
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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