War and Genocide: Organised Killing in Modern Society / Edition 1

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Overview

This comprehensive introduction to the study of war and genocide presents a disturbing case that the potential for slaughter is deeply rooted in the political, economic, social and ideological relations of the modern world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745619071
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/15/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor of International Relations and Politics, University of Sussex

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Table of Contents

Boxes.

Tables.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

The History of Mass Slaughter and Its Threat.

Attitudes to War.

The Argument of this Book.

The Organization of this Book.

Sources and Resources.

EPISODE 0 THE TRENCHES.

1. War and Slaughter.

Mass Killing.

War.

Degenerate War.

Categories of Violence.

Revolution as War.

EPISODE I THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE.

2. Genocide as a Form of War.

Destruction.

Intention.

A Form of War.

On Slaughter.

Post-Degenerate, and-Genocidal War?.

EPIDODE II STALINISM’S MASS MURDERS.

3. Organizing Violence.

State Power.

Systems and Politics.

World War to World Order?.

Future Wars.

EPISODE III NAZISM, WAR AND THE HOLOCAUST.

4. Producing Destruction.

Industrialism and War.

New Technology, New War Economy.

Economy of Slaughter Zones.

EPISODE IV JAPAN’S GENOCIDAL WARS.

5. Thinking War.

Ideologies of War and Peace.

Cultures of Slaughter.

Nations and Nationalism.

Race and Gender.

Media of War.

EPISODE V ALLIED BOMBING IN 1939-45.

6. Killing Spaces.

Historical Battlefields.

Modern Killing Spaces.

Media as Battlespace.

EPISODE VI NUCLEAR WAR PREPARATION.

7. Combatants and Participants.

Combatants and Non-Combatants.

Armed Forces.

New Killing Forces.

Social Groups and War Participation.

EPISODE VII THE CAMBODIAN GENOCIDE.

8. Victims.

Victimhood and Its Appropriation.

From Battlefield to Civilian Death.

Military Logic in Genocide.

Ethnic and Cosmopolitan Victims.

Gendered Violence.

Irrationality of Slaughter.

EPISODE VIII GENOCIDAL WAR IN YUGOSLAVIA.

9. Movements.

Resistance.

Movements.

Change.

EPISODE IX WAR AND GENOCIDE IN RWANDA.

10. Just Peace.

Old thinking About War.

War Management.

Demands for Justice.

From Slaughter to Safety.

Peace and Cosmopolitan Democracy.

EPISODE X THE NEW WESTERN WAY OF WAR.

Conclusion.

Index.

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