“Situated Bystandership” during and after the Rwandan genocide

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“Situated Bystandership” during and after the Rwandan genocide

To be a “situated bystander” means to resist the pressure to participate in genocidal violence and to belong to a moral order that is distinct from that of the extremists. Therefore, this article challenges the homogenous portrayal of the unresponsive bystander group and introduces the novel concept of “situated bystandership” to draw attention to the proximal and representational contexts that shape bystanders’ responses, roles and positions in society.

  • Author
    Giorgia Donà
  • Year of publication
    2017
  • Title of journal or book
    Journal of Genocide Research Vol 20, 2018 Issue 1
  • Publisher
    Taylor and Francis Group
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