Why Did They Kill?: Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide / Edition 1

Why Did They Kill?: Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide / Edition 1

by Alexander Laban Hinton, Robert Jay Lifton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520241797

ISBN-13: 9780520241794

Pub. Date: 12/06/2004

Publisher: University of California Press

Of all the horrors human beings perpetrate, genocide stands near the top of the list. Its toll is staggering: well over 100 million dead worldwide. Why Did They Kill? is one of the first anthropological attempts to analyze the origins of such large-scale genocide. In it, Alexander Hinton focuses on the devastation that took place in Cambodia from April 1975 to January…  See more details below

Overview

Of all the horrors human beings perpetrate, genocide stands near the top of the list. Its toll is staggering: well over 100 million dead worldwide. Why Did They Kill? is one of the first anthropological attempts to analyze the origins of such large-scale genocide. In it, Alexander Hinton focuses on the devastation that took place in Cambodia from April 1975 to January 1979 under the Khmer Rouge in order to explore why mass murder happens and what motivates perpetrators to kill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520241794
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/06/2004
Series:
California Series in Public Anthropology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
382
Sales rank:
802,967
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction : in the shadow of genocide1
1A head for an eye : disproportionate revenge45
2Power, patronage, and suspicion96
3In the shade of Pol Pot's umbrella126
4The DK social order182
5Manufacturing difference211
6The dark side of face and honor252
Conclusion : why people kill276

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