chapter  6
Coercion, violence, and vulnerability
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At a certain point in the middle of the summer of 2012, I began to document each and every story of zorlama that was experienced by my respondents, and try to rationalize the representation of that violence. 1 I had recorded so many stories of coercion and physical force used against refugees in my fi eldnotes and audiotapes that I decided to add a matrix questionnaire to my interviews, asking individuals about specifi c forms of violence they may have experienced (the questionnaire was adapted from work done on human traffi cking by UNIAP, 2011). My interpreter, after reviewing the material, told me: “We may have some diffi culties speaking about these things, but I’ll do my best.”