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

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

Label
Killing neighbors : webs of violence in Rwanda
Title
Killing neighbors
Title remainder
webs of violence in Rwanda
Statement of responsibility
Lee Ann Fujii
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fujii, Lee Ann
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT450.435
LC item number
.F85 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil War (Rwanda : 1990-1993)
  • Civil War (Rwanda : 1994)
  • Genocide
  • Violence
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Political violence
  • Gruppendynamik
  • Völkermord
  • Ethnizität
  • Soziales Netzwerk
  • Atrocities
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Ethnic relations
  • Genocide
  • Political violence
  • Violence
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Hutu
  • Tutsi
  • Rwanda
Label
Killing neighbors : webs of violence in Rwanda, Lee Ann Fujii
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published version of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--George Washington University, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-201) and index
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 212 p.
Isbn
9780801447051
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008034134
Other control number
40016482058
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)241304747
  • (OCoLC)ocn241304747
Label
Killing neighbors : webs of violence in Rwanda, Lee Ann Fujii
Publication
Note
Published version of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--George Washington University, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-201) and index
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 212 p.
Isbn
9780801447051
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008034134
Other control number
40016482058
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)241304747
  • (OCoLC)ocn241304747

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