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Genocide : a comprehensive introduction

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Call Number304.663 J76g 2017
Dates2017; ©2017
Statement of ResponsibilityAdam Jones.
Creators & ContributorsJones, Adam (author)
SummaryGenocide: A Comprehensive Introduction is a "wide-ranging textbook on genocide... This book is designed as a text for upper-undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a primer for non-specialists and general readers interested in learning about one of humanity's enduring blights. Fully updated to reflect the latest thinking in this rapidly developing field, this unique book: Provides an introduction to genocide as both a historical phenomenon and an analytical-legal concept, including the concept of genocidal intent, and the dynamism and contingency of genocidal processes; Discusses the role of state-building, imperialism, war, and social revolution in fuelling genocide; Supplies a wide range of full-length case studies of genocides worldwide, each with a supplementary study; Explores perspectives on genocide from the social sciences, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science/international relations, and gender studies; Considers 'The Future of Genocide,' with attention to historical memory and genocide denial; initiatives for truth, justice, and redress; and strategies of intervention and prevention." —Publisher
ContentsPart 1. Overview
  1. The Origins of Genocide
  2. State and Empire; War and Revolution
Part 2. Cases
  1. Genocides of Indigenous Peoples
  2. The Ottoman Destruction of Christian Minorities
  3. Stalin and Mao
  4. The Jewish Holocaust
  5. Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge
  6. Bosnia and Kosovo
  7. Genocide in Africa's Great Lakes Region
Part 3. Social Science Perspectives
  1. Psychological Perspectives
  2. The Sociology and Anthropology of Genocide
  3. Political Science and International Relations
  4. Gendering Genocide
Part 4. The Future of Genocide
  1. Memory, Forgetting, and Denial
  2. Justice, Truth, and Redress
  3. Strategies of Intervention and Prevention
Physical Description xxxviii, 839, P1–29 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherLondon : Routledge
Edition3rd Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and index
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Mark Dwor in memory of his mother's extended family killed on August 28, 1941 at Seta (Shat), Lithuania
URLhttp://genocidetext.net, Accompanying website that features a broad selection of supplementary materials, teaching aids, and online resources.