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Shades of truth and lies: Interpreting testimonies of war and violence
How should researchers treat questions of veracity when conducting interviews in settings rent by large-scale violence, such as war and genocide? To what extent should researchers trust narratives
Transforming the moral landscape: the diffusion of a genocidal norm in Rwanda
The Rwandan genocide presents a surfeit of troubling questions, not the least of which concerns the participatory nature of the crime. What do we know about this aspect of the genocide? First, we k...
Research Ethics 101: Dilemmas and Responsibilities
  • Lee Ann Fujii
  • Sociology
    PS: Political Science & Politics
  • 27 September 2012
Abstract The emphasis in political science on procedural ethics has led to a neglect of how researchers should consider and treat study participants, from design to publication stage. This article
The Puzzle of Extra-Lethal Violence
  • Lee Ann Fujii
  • Political Science
    Perspectives on Politics
  • 21 May 2013
This article proposes the concept “extra-lethal violence” to focus analytic attention on the acts of physical, face-to-face violence that transgress shared norms about the proper treatment of persons
The Power of Local Ties: Popular Participation in the Rwandan Genocide
How do ordinary people come to commit genocide against their neighbors? Ethnicity-based approaches cannot explain the different pathways that lead to mass violence or the different forms that
Five stories of accidental ethnography: turning unplanned moments in the field into data
Observations of daily life are the bread and butter of ethnography but rarely feature as data in other kinds of work. Could non-ethnographic studies also benefit from such observations? If so, how?
‘Talk of the town’
How do people come to participate in violent display? By ‘violent display’, I mean a collective effort to stage violence for people to see, notice, or take in. Violent displays occur in diverse