The Journal of Ethics 18 (1):23-46 (2014)

Aleksandar Jokic
Portland State University
In the wake of the Cold War a characteristic style of genocide narratives emerged in the West. For the most part, philosophers did not pay attention to this development even though they are uniquely qualified to address arguments and conceptual issues discussed in this burgeoning genocide genre. While ostensibly a response to a specific recent article belonging to the genre, this essay offers an outline of an ethics of genocide narratives in the form of four lessons on how not to write about genocide. It is argued that to the extent that works on the subject of genocide are dominated by narrativism, genocidalism, activism, or extreme pacifism, they cannot properly be classified as scholarly endeavors and must be met with resistance per the requirements of academic ethics and proper scholarly methodology
Keywords Activism  Genocide  Genocidalism  Narrativism  Pacifism  Research ethics  Transitional justice
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DOI 10.1007/s10892-013-9154-x
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