Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction / Edition 2

Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction / Edition 2

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by Adam Jones
     
 

Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction is the most wide-ranging textbook on genocide yet published. The 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

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Overview

Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction is the most wide-ranging textbook on genocide yet published. The 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 new edition:

  • provides an introduction to genocide as both a historical phenomenon and an analytical-legal concept, including an extended discussion of 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 fueling genocide
  • supplies a wide range of full-length case studies of genocides worldwide, each with an accompanying box-text
  • 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.

Written in clear and lively prose, liberally sprinkled with over 100 illustrations and maps, and including personal testimonies from genocide survivors, Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction has established itself as the core textbook of the new generation of genocide scholarship. An accompanying website (www.genocidetext.net) features a broad selection of supplementary materials, teaching aids, and Internet resources.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415486194
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
680
Sales rank:
225,822
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Adam Jones, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna, Canada. His recent books include Gender Inclusive: Essays on Violence, Men, and Feminist International Relations (Routledge, 2009) and Crimes Against Humanity: A Beginner’s Guide (Oneworld, 2008). He is co-founder and executive director of Gendercide Watch (www.gendercide.org).

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Overview1
1The origins of genocide3
2Imperialism, war, and social revolution39
Pt. 2Cases65
3Genocides of indigenous peoples67
4The Armenian genocide101
5Stalin's terror124
6The Jewish Holocaust147
7Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge185
8Bosnia and Kosovo212
9Holocaust in Rwanda232
Pt. 3Social science perspectives259
10Psychological perspectives261
11The sociology and anthropology of genocide288
12Political science and international relations307
13Gendering genocide325
Pt. 4The future of genocide343
14Memory, forgetting, and denial345
15Justice, truth, and redress362
16Strategies of intervention and prevention388

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