Specter of Genocide Mass Murder in Historical Perspective

ISBN-10: 0521527503
ISBN-13: 9780521527507
Edition: 2003
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List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/7/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Genocide, mass murder and human rights abuses are arguably the most perplexing and deeply troubling aspects of recent world history. This collection of essays by leading international experts offers an up-to-date, comprehensive history and analyses of multiple cases of genocide and genocidal acts, with a focus on the twentieth century. The book contains studies of the Armenian genocide, the victims of Stalinist terror, the Holocaust, and Imperial Japan. Several authors explore colonialism and address the fate of the indigenous peoples in Africa, North America, and Australia. As well, there is extensive coverage of the post-1945 period, including the atrocities in the former Yugoslavia, Bali, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Rwanda, East Timor, and Guatemala. The book emphasizes the importance of comparative analysis and theoretical discussion, and it raises new questions about the difficult challenges for modernity constituted by genocide and other mass crimes.

Introduction
Genocide and Modernity
Twentieth century genocides: underlying ideological themes from Armenia to East
The modernity of genocides: war, race, and revolution in the twentieth century
Seeking the roots of modern genocide: on the macro- and micro-history of mass murder
Genocide and the body politic in the time of modernity
Indigenous Peoples and Colonial Issues
Indigenous peoples genocide: rhetoric of human rights
Military culture and the production of 'final solutions' in the colonies: the example of Wilhelminian Germany
East Timor: counter-insurgency and genocide
The Era of the Two World Wars
Under cover of war: the Armenian genocide in the context of total war
The mechanism of a mass crime: the 'great terror' in the Soviet Union, 1937���1938
The third reich, the Holocaust and visions of serial genocide
Reflections on modern Japanese history in the context of the concept of 'genocide'
Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1945
'When the world turned to chaos': 1965 and its aftermath in Bali, Indonesia
Genocide in Cambodia and Ethiopia
Modern genocide in Rwanda: ideology, revolution, war, and mass murder in an African state
History, motive, law, intent: combining historical and legal methods in understanding Guatemala's 1981���1983 genocide
Analysis of a mass crime: ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia, 1991���1999
Conclusions
The specter of genocide

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