New Directions in Genocide Research

New Directions in Genocide Research

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New Directions in Genocide Research by Adam Jones

Genocide studies is a relatively new field of comparative inquiry, but recent years have seen an increasing range of themes and subject-matter being addressed reflecting a variety of features of the field and transformations within it. This edited books seeks to capture the range of new approaches, theories and case studies in the field. It unfolds in three sections:
• The first section focuses on broad theories of comparative genocide, including a number of different perspectives.
• The second section critically reconsiders core themes of genocide studies, including humanitarian intervention and the role of bystanders; and unfolds a range of challenging new directions, including the forcible transfer of children as a genocidal strategy, cultural genocide, the art and architecture of genocide, gender and genocide, structural violence, and the novel application of remote-sensing technologies to the detection and study of genocide.
• The third and final section is case-study focused, seeking to place both canonical and little-known cases of genocide in broader comparative perspective. Cases analyzed include genocide in North America, the Nazi Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide of 1994, and the Indonesian genocide of 1965-66. The combination of cutting-edge scholarship and innovative approaches to familiar subjects makes this essential reading for all students and scholars in the field of genocide studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415495974
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/31/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Adam Jones, is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna, Canada. His recent books include Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction (2nd edition, 2010) and Gender Inclusive: Essays on Violence, Men, and Feminist International Relations (2009).

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