Genocide A Comprehensive Introduction

ISBN-10: 041535384X

ISBN-13: 9780415353847

Edition: 2006

Authors: Adam Jones

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Recent events in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, East Timor and Iraq have demonstrated with appalling clarity that the threat of genocide is still a major issue within world politics. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of genocide. It explains the history of genocide from pre-modern times to the present day and illustrates this with a wide variety of case studies. The book also examines the differing interpretations of genocide from psychology, sociology, anthropology and political science and analyses the influence of race, ethnicity, nationalism and gender on genocides. In the final section, the author examines how we punish those responsible for waging genocide and how the international community can prevent further bloodshed.
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List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 430
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

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About the author
The Origins of Genocide
Genocide in prehistory, antiquity, and early modernity
The Vendee uprising
Zulu genocide
Naming genocide: Raphael Lemkin
Defining genocide: The UN Convention
Bounding genocide: Comparative genocide studies
Personal observations
Contested cases
Atlantic slavery
Area bombing and nuclear warfare
UN sanctions against Iraq
Structural and institutional violence
Is genocide ever justified?
Suggestions for further study
Imperialism, War, and Social Revolution
Imperialism and colonialism
Colonial and imperial genocides
Imperial famines
The Congo "rubber terror"
The Japanese in East and Southeast Asia
The US in Indochina
The Soviets in Afghanistan
A note on genocide and imperial dissolution
Genocide and war
The First World War and the dawn of industrial death
The Second World War and the "barbarization of warfare"
Genocide and social revolution
The nuclear revolution and "omnicide"
Suggestions for further study
Genocides of Indigenous Peoples
Colonialism and the discourse of extinction
The conquest of the Americas
Spanish America
The United States and Canada
Other genocidal strategies
A contemporary case: The Maya of Guatemala
Australia's Aborigines and the Namibian Herero
Genocide in Australia
The Herero genocide
Denying genocide, celebrating genocide
Complexities and caveats
Indigenous revival
Suggestions for further study
The Armenian Genocide
Origins of the genocide
War, massacre, and deportation
The course of the Armenian genocide
The aftermath
The denial
Suggestions for further study
Stalin's Terror
The Bolsheviks seize power
Collectivization and famine
The Gulag
The Great Purge of 1937-38
The war years
The destruction of national minorities
Stalin and genocide
Suggestions for further study
The Jewish Holocaust
"Ordinary Germans" and the Nazis
The turn to mass murder
Debating the Holocaust
Intentionalists vs. functionalists
Jewish resistance
The Allies and the churches: Could the Jews have been saved?
Willing executioners?
Israel and the Jewish Holocaust
Is the Jewish Holocaust "uniquely unique"?
Suggestions for further study
Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge
Origins of the Khmer Rouge
War and revolution, 1970-75
A genocidal ideology
A policy of "urbicide", 1975
"Base people" vs. "new people"
Cambodia's holocaust, 1975-79
Genocide against Buddhists and ethnic minorities
Aftermath: Politics and the quest for justice
Suggestions for further study
Bosnia and Kosovo
Origins and onset
Gendercide and genocide in Bosnia
The international dimension
Kosovo, 1998-99
Suggestions for further study
Holocaust in Rwanda
Introduction: Horror and shame
Background to genocide
Genocidal frenzy
Suggestions for further study
Social Science Perspectives
Psychological Perspectives
Narcissism, greed, and fear
Genocide and humiliation
The psychology of perpetrators
The Zimbardo experiments
The psychology of rescuers
Suggestions for further study
The Sociology and Anthropology of Genocide
Sociological perspectives
The sociology of modernity
Ethnicity and ethnic conflict
Ethnic conflict and violence "specialists"
"Middleman minorities"
Anthropological perspectives
Suggestions for further study
Political Science and International Relations
Empirical investigations
The changing face of war
Democracy, war, and genocide/democide
Norms and prohibition regimes
Suggestions for further study
Gendering Genocide
Gendercide vs. root-and-branch genocide
Women and genocide
Gendercidal institutions
Genocide and violence against homosexuals
Are men more genocidal than women?
A note on gendered propaganda
Suggestions for further study
The Future of Genocide
Memory, Forgetting, and Denial
The struggle over historical memory
Germany and "the search for a usable past"
The politics of forgetting
Genocide denial: Motives and strategies
Denial and free speech
Suggestions for further study
Justice, Truth, and Redress
Leipzig, Constantinople, Nuremberg, Tokyo
The international criminal tribunals: Yugoslavia and Rwanda
Jurisdictional issues
The concept of a victim group
Gender and genocide
National trials
The "mixed tribunals": Cambodia and Sierra Leone
Another kind of justice: Rwanda's gacaca experiment
The Pinochet case
The International Criminal Court (ICC)
International citizens' tribunals
Truth and reconciliation
The challenge of redress
Suggestions for further study
Strategies of Intervention and Prevention
Warning signs
Humanitarian intervention
The United Nations
When is military intervention justified?
A standing "peace army"?
Ideologies and individuals
The role of the honest witness
Ideologies, religious and secular
Suggestions for further study
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