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War and Genocide Organised Killing in Modern Society

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ISBN-10: 074561907X

ISBN-13: 9780745619071

Edition: 2003

Authors: Martin Shaw

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Most accounts of war and genocide treat them as separate phenomena. This text thoroughly examines the links between these two most inhuman of human activities. It shows that the generally legitimate business of war and the monstrous crime of genocide are closely related.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 7/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Martin Shaw is a mythologist, storyteller, and wilderness rites-of-passage guide based in Devonshire, England. Shaw gave up a lucrative music contract to pursue the study of myth while living for four years in a tent in the wilderness of Wales. An international teacher, he tours the United States and Canada annually and is visiting lecturer on Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Leadership program at Oxford University.

Acknowledgements and Introduction
War and slaughter
Mass killingWarDegenerate warCategories of violenceRevolution as war
Genocide as a form of war
A form of warOn slaughter
Organizing violence
State power
Systems and politics
World war to world order?
Future wars
Producing destruction
Industrialism and war
New technology, new war economy
Economy of slaughter zones
Thinking warIdeologies of war and peace
Cultures of slaughter
Nations and nationalism
Race and gender
Media of war
Killing space
Historic battlefields
Modern killing spaces
Global era slaughter space
Media as battlespace
Combatants and participants
Combatants and non-combatants
Armed forcesNew killing forces
Social groups and war-participation
VictimsVictimhood and its appropriation
From battlefield to civilian death
Military logic in genocide
Ethnic and cosmopolitan victims
Gendered violenceIrrationality of slaughter
Just peace
Old ways of warWar-management
Demands for justice
From slaughter to safety
Peace and cosmopolitan democracy
The trenches
The Armenian genocide
Stalinism's mass murders
Nazism, war and the Holocaust
Japan's genocidal wars
Allied strategic bombing
Nuclear war-preparation
The Cambodian genocide
Genocidal war in Yugoslavia
War and genocide in Rwanda
The new Western way of war