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From the Publisher"In this collection of essays, Adam Jones examines in some depth the idea that men are specifically targeted in mass violence, drawing on compelling evidence of massacres of battle-age males from the classical wars to the twentieth century Holocaust and genocides. ... The collection also draws attention to male victims of mass violence, not only in an instrumental way, in order to better protect those considered more vulnerable, but also because they are victims in their own right and deserve protection and justice. ... Adam Jones brings a welcome sophistication to gender analysis in relation to mass violence, and specifically genocide. While the earlier essays are more provocative in challenging notions of female victimisation and male aggression as the dominant model, as his thinking evolves over the two decades covered in this collection, he retains a balance between the necessity of acknowledging the ways in which women are affected by mass violence, and what he terms gendercidal institutions, with a robust attempt to bring male suffering into the picture. ... For those seeking to push forward a more inclusive understanding of gender within their own work and institutions, this book provides inspiration and crucial evidence, to take forward that goal."
- Rachel Hastie, Gender and Development, 17:3 (2009)