Rape: Weapon of War and Genocide

Rape: Weapon of War and Genocide

4.1 9
by Carol Rittner, John K. Roth
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

This is a comparative study of sexual violence as a genocidal weapon, with global reach and detail. It is one of the most nuanced, illuminating, and grimly engaging volumes on rape and mass violence yet published. The authors and editors frequently foreground the individual victims and survivors of these perhaps most intimate atrocities, and their critical framing of…  See more details below

Overview

This is a comparative study of sexual violence as a genocidal weapon, with global reach and detail. It is one of the most nuanced, illuminating, and grimly engaging volumes on rape and mass violence yet published. The authors and editors frequently foreground the individual victims and survivors of these perhaps most intimate atrocities, and their critical framing of sometimes barely-imaginable experiences always resonates.

Experts in law, history, philosophy, and women’s studies join therapists and activists to present the issues and analyze key documents, many of them accounts from victims of rape, from the Holocaust, Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and elsewhere. Relentless and unflinching, those accounts speak of despair and hope, resilience, pain, shame, and loss. Each chapter deals very personally with the agony of rape and the challenges it poses to male behavior, international law, and political action. The book is a memorial to female suffering and a deep challenge to all men to abandon forever the kind of masculinity that perpetrates such wickedness. These stories in this book will not produce despair, but clarity—about action, love, and hope for the human spirit.

This book’s 13 chapters are designed for students but of urgent importance to anyone who cares about the ravages of sexual violence and war. The useful introduction and the discussion questions at the end of each chapter make Rape: Weapon of War and Genocide additionally valuable for university courses in genocide studies, gender studies, and international law.

Editorial Reviews

University of Oxford - Hugo Slim
Carol Rittner and John K. Roth have brought together a range of very powerful contributions on rape in war and genocide, which form an exceptional textbook for anyone coming to this terrible subject for the first time. Each chapter deals very personally with the agony of rape and the challenges it poses to male behavior, international law, and political action. The book is a memorial to female suffering and a deep challenge to all men to abandon forever the kind of masculinity that perpetrates s
Gendercide Watch - Adam Jones
This is a comparative study in the genocide-studies literature of sexual violence as a genocidal weapon. With its global reach and detail, I doubt it will be surpassed for a long time. It is also one of the most nuanced, illuminating, and grimly engaging volumes on rape and mass violence yet published. The authors and editors frequently foreground the individual victims and survivors of these perhaps most intimate atrocities, and their critical framing of sometimes barely-imaginable experiences
University of Toronto - Doris L. Bergen
This book’s 13 short chapters are designed for students but of urgent importance to anyone who cares about the ravages of sexual violence and war. Experts in law, history, philosophy, and women’s studies join therapists and activists to present the issues and analyze key documents, many of them accounts from victims of rape, from the Holocaust, Rwanda, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and elsewhere. Relentless and unflinching, those accounts speak of despair an

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014957014
Publisher:
Paragon House Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
987 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Carol Rittner RSM, a Roman Catholic nun, is Distinguished Professor of Holocaust & Genocide Studies at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. Associate editor of the bi-monthly publication The Genocide Forum (USA) and editor of the e-journal, Mercywords (www.mercywords.org), she has published a number of books, including The Courage to Care: Non-Jews Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust (1986), Different Voices: Women and the Holocaust (1993), The Holocaust and the Christian World (2000), Pius XII and the Holocaust (2002), and Will Genocide Ever End? (2002). Her film The Courage to Care was nominated for a 1986 Academy Award in the Short Documentary category.

John K. Roth is the Edward J. Sexton Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights (now the Center for Human Rights Leadership) at Claremont McKenna College, where he taught from 1966 through 2006. In addition to service on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and on the editorial board for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, he has published hundreds of articles and reviews and authored, co-authored, or edited more than forty books, including Approaches to Auschwitz: The Holocaust and Its Legacy; Ethics During and After the Holocaust: In the Shadow of Birkenau; and The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Rape: Weapon of War and Genocide 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love raping people right guys
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U cant report anybody i have tryed thtat already
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
R nasty and if u dont stop im reporting u to b and n
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey. So we meet again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in looking for her
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"To see to me next go to the third result" she says in a sexy voice