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Killing neighbors : webs of violence in Rwanda

Killing neighbors : webs of violence in Rwanda

Author: Lee Ann Fujii
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fujii, Lee Ann.
Killing neighbors.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2009
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Ann Fujii
ISBN: 9780801447051 0801447054 0801477131 9780801477133
OCLC Number: 241304747
Notes: Published version of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--George Washington University, 2006.
Awards: Winner of A 2010 Choice Magazine "Outstanding Academic Title.
Description: ix, 212 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Lee Ann Fujii.
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"Fujii makes a much-needed contribution both to the field of Rwandan studies and of genocide studies, substituting data for ideology and local voices for political tracts."-David Newbury, Smith  Read more...


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"Killing Neighbors is a fine contribution to the literature on the Rwandan genocide and offers a different kind of explanation for what occurred that accommodates the differentiation in actions among Read more...

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