Centuries of Genocide

Essays and Eyewitness Accounts

Author: Samuel Totten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415871913

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

View: 8641

The fourth edition of Centuries of Genocide: Essays and Eyewitness Accounts addresses examples of genocides perpetrated in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Each chapter of the book is written by a recognized expert in the field, collectively demonstrating a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. The book is framed by an introductory essay that spells out definitional issues, as well as the promises, complexities, and barriers to the prevention and intervention of genocide. To help the reader learn about the similarities and differences among the various cases, each case is structured around specific leading questions. In every chapter authors address: Who committed the genocide? How was the genocide committed? Why was the genocide committed? Who were the victims? What were the outstanding historical forces? What was the long-range impact? What were the responses? How do scholars interpret this genocide? How does learning about this genocide contribute to the field of study? While the material in each chapter is based on sterling scholarship and wide-ranging expertise of the authors, eyewitness accounts give voice to the victims. This book is an attempt to provoke the reader into understanding that learning about genocide is important and that we all have a responsibility not to become immune to acts of genocide, especially in the interdependent world in which we live today. Revision highlights include: New chapters on genocide of Native Americans in the nineteenth century, genocide in Australia, and genocide in the Nuba Mountains New chapter authors on Herero genocide and Rwanda genocide Consolidation of the 3 chapters on the Holocaust into one focused case Several chapters from past editions that were omitted are now available on a companion website (Indonesia, Burundi, indigenous peoples)

Century of Genocide

Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts

Author: Samuel Totten,William S. Parsons,Israel W. Charny

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415944304

Category: Social Science

Page: 507

View: 3982

The Rwandan government forces, as well as Cambodia's Khmer Rouge and German, Bosnian and U.S. governments, have all been guilty of the destruction of theirindigenous cultures. This book analyses the major atrocities of our times,including recent cases of genocide in Yugoslavia and Iraq.

Völkermord in Deutsch-Südwestafrika

der Kolonialkrieg (1904-1908) in Namibia und seine Folgen

Author: Jürgen Zimmerer

Publisher: Ch. Links Verlag

ISBN: 9783861533030

Category: Genocide

Page: 276

View: 456


Genocide in the Twentieth Century

Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts

Author: Samuel Totten,William S. Parsons

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Genocide

Page: 570

View: 5780


Teaching and Learning About Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Fundamental Issues and Pedagogical Approaches

Author: Samuel Totten

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1641133546

Category: Education

Page: 317

View: 1084

Teaching and Learning About Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity: Fundamental Issues and Pedagogical Approaches by Samuel Totten, a renowned scholar of genocide studies and Professor Emeritus, College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is a culmination of 30 years in the field of genocide studies and education. In writing this book, Totten reports that he “crafted this book along the lines of what he wished had been available to him when he first began teaching about genocide back in the mid-1980s. That is, a book that combines the best of genocide theory, the realities of the genocidal process, and how to teach about such complex and often terrible and difficult issues and facts in a theoretically, historically and pedagogically sound manner.” As the last book he will ever write on education and educating about genocide, he perceives the book as his gift to those educators who have the heart and grit to tackle such an important issue in their classrooms.

Criticism and Compassion: The Ethics and Politics of Claudia Card

Author: Robin S. Dillon,Armen T. Marsoobian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119463173

Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

View: 7146

Criticism and Compassion: The Ethics and Politics of Claudia Card offers a unique perspective on the range of issues explored by Card during her distinguished career in philosophy. Investigates her work as an early leader in the development of feminist philosophy, challenging many preconceptions about the society’s norms regarding gender, marriage, and motherhood Crossing many disciplinary boundaries, her concept of social death has come to play a significant role in multidisciplinary field of genocide studies This volume combines many of Claudia Card’s important essays with recently commissioned essays by leading philosophers whose work has been influenced by Card The full scope of Card’s philosophy is presented here - both in her own words and those of her critics and interpreters

Teaching about Genocide

Insights and Advice from Secondary Teachers and Professors

Author: Samuel Totten

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475847521

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 3886

Secondary level teachers and professors from various disciplines present their best advice and insights into teaching about various facets of genocide.

Die Nacht

Erinnerung und Zeugnis

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451060144


Page: 157

View: 9877


Impediments to the Prevention and Intervention of Genocide

Author: Samuel Totten

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412849438

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 2493

Academics, NGOs, the United Nations, and individual nations are focused on the prevention and intervention of genocide. Traditionally, missions to prevent or intervene in genocide have been sporadic and under-resourced. The contributors to this volume consider some of the major stumbling blocks to the avoidance of genocide. Bartrop and Totten argue that "realpolitik" is the" "major impediment to the elimination of genocide. Campbell examines the lack of political will to confront genocide, and Theriault describes how denial becomes an obstacle to intervention against genocide. Loyle and Davenport discuss how intervention is impeded by a lack of reliable data on genocide violence, and Macgregor presents an overview of the influence of the media. Totten examines how the UN Convention on Genocide actually impedes anti-genocide efforts; and how the institutional configuration of the UN is itself often a stumbling block. Addressing an issue that is often overlooked, Travis examines the impact of global arms trade on genocide. Finally, Hiebert examines how international criminal prosecution of atrocities can impede preventive efforts, and Hirsch provides an analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, and effectiveness of major international and national prescriptions developed over the last decade. The result is a distinguished addition to Transaction's prestigious Genocide Studies series.

Genozid im Völkerrecht

Author: William A. Schabas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783930908882

Category: Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

Page: 792

View: 5400


Die Konkurrenz der Opfer

Genozid, Identität und Anerkennung

Author: Jean-Michel Chaumont

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783934920057

Category: Genocide

Page: 359

View: 6655


Genocide by Attrition

The Nuba Mountains of Sudan

Author: Samuel Totten

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412847117

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

View: 8945

Few people know much about the government of Sudan’s genocidal attack against the people of the Nuba Mountains in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This volume documents this atrocity, focusing on crimes that even human rights activists and genocide scholars do not fully understand. Its detailed examination of the forced starvation of the Nuba Mountains people provides a powerful statement, and will be a resource for professionals who teach the subject. Genocide by Attrition provides a solid sense of antecedents to the genocidal actions in the Nuba Mountains. It introduces the main actors, describes how the Nuba were forced into starvation by their government, and tells how those who managed to survive did so. Totten provides a valuable resource for those who understand genocide as a state crime. The interviews provide in-depth stories and revelatory information about what Totten characterizes as genocide by attrition. Among the themes that link most of the interviews are: the discrimination against and disenfranchisement of the Nuba by the government; the destruction of villages and farms; and the impact of the forced starvation. The book also documents the anger and frustration of the Nuba Mountains people at being left out of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed between the South and the North, and their ongoing fear that the government might once again carry out a genocidal assault against them.

Die dunkle Seite der Nationalstaaten

»Ethnische Säuberungen« im modernen Europa

Author: Philipp Ther

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647368067

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 2087

»Ethnische Säuberungen« wurden nicht nur von Diktatoren, sondern auch von demokratisch gewählten Politikern veranlasst. Sie sind vor allem eine Folge des modernen Nationalismus und der Nationalstaatsbildung im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Dieses Buch bietet grundlegende Einsichten in eines der dunkelsten Kapitel des modernen Europa. Es befasst sich mit den Voraussetzungen »ethnischer Säuberungen« ebenso wie mit den Perioden und den verantwortlichen Akteuren von Flucht, Vertreibung, Zwangsaussiedlung und Deportation. Dabei beschränkt es sich nicht auf Osteuropa, sondern beleuchtet auch die Rolle der westlichen Großmächte. Der Autor spannt einen weiten thematischen Bogen von den Balkankriegen am Vorabend des Ersten Weltkriegs über die »ethnischen Säuberungen« während und infolge des Zweiten Weltkrieges bis zu den Bürgerkriegen im ehemaligen Jugoslawien und im Kaukasus der 1990er Jahre.

Massengewalt in Indonesien (1965-1998)

Eine kurze Bewertung der Massengewalt in Indonesien: Genozid, Demozid oder Politizid

Author: Dominique Omakowski

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640740270

Category: Political Science

Page: 9

View: 1487

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Politik - Sonstige Themen, Note: 1,00, Sciences Po Paris, Dijon, Nancy, Poitier, Menton, Havre (-), Veranstaltung: -, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Diese Arbeit hat zum Ziel, die Natur der gegen verschiedene Gruppen gerichteten Gewalt in Indonesien von 1965 bis 1998 zu untersuchen. Die Unterscheidung zwischen Genozid, Demozid und Politizid findet hierbei Anwendung und hilft der besseren geschichtlichen Einordnung der Geschehnisse.

America and the Armenian Genocide of 1915

Author: Jay Winter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521071239

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 8674

Long before Rwanda and Bosnia and the Holocaust, the first genocide of the twentieth century occurred in Turkish Armenia in 1915. The essays in this collection examine how Americans learned of this catastrophe and tried to help its victims. Knowledge and compassion, however, were not enough to stop the killings, and a terrible precedent was born in 1915. The Armenian genocide has haunted the U.S. and other Western countries throughout the twentieth century.