Riots and Pogroms

Riots and Pogroms

by Paul R. Brass (Editor)


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Riots and Pogroms by Paul R. Brass

Riots and Pogroms presents comparative studies of riots and pogroms in the twentieth century in Russia, Germany, Israel, India, and the United States, with a comparative, historical, and analytical introduction by the editor. The focus of the book is on the interpretive process which follows after the occurrence of riots and pogroms, rather than on the search for their causes. The concern of the editor and contributors is with the struggle for control over the meaning of riotous events, for the right to represent them properly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333669761
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 08/29/1996
Edition description: 1996
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Paul R. Brass is Professor of Political Science and South Asian Studies at the University of Washington.

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors - Preface - Acknowledgements - Introduction: Discourses of Ethnicity, Communalism, and Violence; P.R.Brass - Anti-Jewish Violence and Revolution in Late Imperial Russia: Odessa, 1905; R.Weinberg - The Pogrom of 9-10 November 1938 in Germany; L.E.Hill - Divisions at the Center: The Organization of Political Violence at Jerusalem's Temple Mount/Al-Haram Al-Sharif: 1929 and 1990; R.Friedland & R.D.Hecht - Riots and Rituals: The Construction of Violence and Public Space in Hindu Nationalism ; P.van der Veer - Dharma Yudh: Communal Violence, Riots and Public Space in Ayodhya and Agra City: 1990 and 1992; J.Chaturvedi & G.Chaturvedi - The Anti-Sikh Riots of 1984 in Delhi: Politicians, Criminals, and the Discourse of Communalism; V.Van Dyke - Racial Killing or Bar Room Brawl: Multiple Explanations of the Killing of Vincent Chin; Y.Le Espiritu - African American Boycotts of Korean-Owned Stores in New York and Los Angeles; E.T.Chang - Index

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