Genocide Matters

Genocide Matters

This edited book provides an interdisciplinary overview of recent scholarship in the field of genocide studies.

Author: Joyce Apsel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135920135

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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This edited book provides an interdisciplinary overview of recent scholarship in the field of genocide studies. The book examines four main areas: The current state of research on genocide New thinking on the categories and methods of mass violence Developments in teaching about genocide Critical analyses of military humanitarian interventions and post-violence justice and reconciliation The combination of critical scholarship and innovative approaches to familiar subjects makes this essential reading for all students and scholars in the field of genocide studies.
Categories: Political Science

Genocide Matters

Genocide Matters

Ongoing Issues and Emerging Perspectives Joyce Apsel, Ernesto Verdeja. GENOCIDE. MATTERS. This edited book provides an interdisciplinary overview of recent scholarship in the field of genocide studies. The book examines four main areas: ...

Author: Joyce Apsel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135920203

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

View: 222

This edited book provides an interdisciplinary overview of recent scholarship in the field of genocide studies. The book examines four main areas: The current state of research on genocide New thinking on the categories and methods of mass violence Developments in teaching about genocide Critical analyses of military humanitarian interventions and post-violence justice and reconciliation The combination of critical scholarship and innovative approaches to familiar subjects makes this essential reading for all students and scholars in the field of genocide studies.
Categories: Political Science

A Little Matter of Genocide

A Little Matter of Genocide

Ward Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues in North America.

Author: Ward Churchill

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 0872863239

Category: History

Page: 531

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Ward Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues in North America. Here, he explores the history of holocaust and denial in this hemisphere, beginning with the arrival of Columbus and continuing on into the present. He frames the matter by examining both "revisionist" denial of the nazi-perpatrated Holocaust and the opposing claim of its exclusive "uniqueness," using the full scope of what happened in Europe as a backdrop against which to demonstrate that genocide is precisely what has been-and still is-carried out against the American Indians. Churchill lays bare the means by which many of these realities have remained hidden, how public understanding of this most monstrous of crimes has been subverted not only by its perpetrators and their beneficiaries but by the institutions and individuals who perceive advantages in the confusion. In particular, he outlines the reasons underlying the United States's 40-year refusal to ratify the Genocide Convention, as well as the implications of the attempt to exempt itself from compliance when it finally offered its "endorsement." In conclusion, Churchill proposes a more adequate and coherent definition of the crime as a basis for identifying, punishing, and preventing genocidal practices, wherever and whenever they occur. Ward Churchill (enrolled Keetoowah Cherokee) is Professor of American Indian Studies with the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder. A member of the American Indian Movement since 1972, he has been a leader of the Colorado chapter for the past fifteen years. Among his previous books have been Fantasies of a Master Race, Struggle for the Land, Since Predator Came, and From a Native Son.
Categories: History

What is Genocide

What is Genocide

This fully revised edition of Martin Shaw’s classic, award-winning text proposes a way through the intellectual confusion surrounding genocide.

Author: Martin Shaw

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745687100

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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This fully revised edition of Martin Shaw’s classic, award-winning text proposes a way through the intellectual confusion surrounding genocide. In a thorough account of the idea’s history, Shaw considers its origins and development and its relationships to concepts like ethnic cleansing and politicide. Offering a radical critique of the existing literature on genocide, he argues that what distinguishes genocide from more legitimate warfare is that the ‘enemies’ targeted are groups and individuals of a civilian character. He vividly illustrates his argument with a wide range of historical examples - from the Holocaust to Rwanda and Palestine to Yugoslavia - and shows how the question ‘What is genocide?’ matters politically whenever populations are threatened by violence. The second edition of this compelling book will continue to spark interest and vigorous debate, appealing to students and scholars across the social sciences and in international law.
Categories: Political Science

The Genocide Convention The Travaux Pr paratoires 2 vols

The Genocide Convention  The Travaux Pr  paratoires  2 vols

These included whether the Court could make a finding of genocide in the absence of a prior conviction for genocide by a competent criminal court, issues relating to the definition of the protected group, the obligation to prevent ...

Author: Hirad Abtahi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047431374

Category: Law

Page: 2272

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This work gathers in a single publication the records of the meetings which, in the context of the post World War II United Nations, led to the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
Categories: Law

The Pain of Knowledge

The Pain of Knowledge

This book asks how the moral messages of the Holocaust and genocide can best be transmitted. The Pain of Knowledge deals not with historical events, but with possible ways of learning about these events and their significance.

Author: Yair Auron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351322102

Category: Education

Page: 212

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Violation of the rights of a human being and indifference in the face of suffering jeopardize the very existence of human society. The Holocaust is the most extreme example of such violations, and the greatest moral failure mankind has experienced. Confronting the Holocaust, as well as genocide, may contribute to understanding the importance of humanistic and democratic values, and help construct tools for making moral judgments. That is why courses on the study of genocide and the Holocaust have become part of the curricula of educational institutions in the United States and elsewhere. This book asks how the moral messages of the Holocaust and genocide can best be transmitted. The Pain of Knowledge deals not with historical events, but with possible ways of learning about these events and their significance. It attempts to examine and deal critically with some of the profound dilemmas at the core of Holocaust and genocide issues in education. The underlying purpose of this book is to expose the reader to sometimes antithetical, and at other times complementary, views concerning the teaching of these subjects, both in Israel and elsewhere in the world. This book will contribute to the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide, and encourage readers to examine these issues from a broad perspective. Among the subjects dealt with in The Pain of Knowledge are: how societies crystallize their collective memories; historical processes and changes in the teaching of the Holocaust in Israel during different periods of time; commemoration of Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day; journeys of Israeli youth to sites connected with the Holocaust in Poland; attitudes of Israeli adolescents toward the Holocaust; attitudes of Israeli Arabs toward the Holocaust; general world attitudes toward the Holocaust; teaching of the Holocaust throughout the world; and teaching of genocide in Israel and elsewhere. Yair Auron is senior lecturer at The Open University of Israel and the Kibbutzim College of Education. He is the author of numerous articles and books on genocide and on contemporary Judaism, including Jewish-Israeli Identity and We Are All German Jews: Jewish Radicals in France During the Sixties and Seventies.
Categories: Education

Modern Genocide Analyzing the Controversies and Issues

Modern Genocide  Analyzing the Controversies and Issues

An indispensable resource for those interested in the scourge of mass murder and genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries, this book analyzes modern and contemporary controversies and issues to help readers to understand genocide in all its ...

Author: Paul R. Bartrop

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440864681

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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An indispensable resource for those interested in the scourge of mass murder and genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries, this book analyzes modern and contemporary controversies and issues to help readers to understand genocide in all its complexity. • Offers up-to-date coverage on controversial issues related to genocide, including the atrocities perpetrated against the Rohingya in Myanmar • Includes engaging and carefully outlined essays from such well-known experts as Michael Berenbaum, Roger W. Smith, Colin Tatz, and Henry C. Theriault • Presents differing perspectives on issues discussed and assists the reader in developing an informed opinion • Explains what genocide is and how the concept can be abused • Suggests several ways in which the risk of genocide can be minimized or averted in the future
Categories: Political Science

What Matters

What Matters

The World's Preeminent Photojournalists and Thinkers Depict Essential Issues of Our Time David Cohen. For more information on genocide : Donate to organizations working to end the genocide in Darfur , or volunteer your time ...

Author: David Cohen

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402758340

Category: Photography

Page: 335

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Addresses the essential issues of the modern day in a collection of photographs by the world's most renowned photojournalists, accompanied by commentary by experts in the appropriate field, documenting such issues as global warming, the search for clean water, poverty, child labor, and more.
Categories: Photography

Genocide Perspectives VI

Genocide Perspectives VI

The Process and the Personal Cost of Genocide Nikki Marczak, Kirril Shields ... Sheri P Rosenberg and Everita Silina, 'Genocide by Attrition: Silent and Efficient', in Genocide Matters: Ongoing Issues and Emerging Perspectives, eds.

Author: Nikki Marczak

Publisher: UTS ePRESS

ISBN: 9780977520046

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Genocide Perspectives VI grapples with two core themes: the personal toll of genocide, and processes that facilitate the crime. From political choices governments and leaders make, through to denialism and impunity, the crime of genocide recurs again and again, across the globe. At what cost to individuals and communities? What might the legacy of this criminality be? This collection of essays examines the personal sacrifice genocide takes from those who live through the trauma, and the generations that follow. Contributors speak to the way visual art and literature attempt to represent genocide, hoping to make sense of problematic histories while also offering a means of reflection after years of “slow violence” or silenced memories. Some authors generously allow us into their own histories, or contemplate how they may have experienced genocide had they been born in another time or place. What facets contribute to the processes that lead to, or enable the crime of genocide? This collection explores those processes through a variety of case studies and lenses. How do nurses, whose role is inherently linked to care and compassion, become mass killers? How do restrictions on religious freedom play a role in advancing genocidal policies, and why do perpetrators of genocide often target religious leaders? Why is it so important for Australia and other nations with histories of colonial genocide to acknowledge their past? Among the essays published in this volume, we have the privilege and the sorrow of publishing the very last essay Professor Colin Tatz wrote before his passing in 2019. His contribution reveals, yet again, the enormous influence of both his research and his original ideas on genocide. He reflects on continuing legacies for Indigenous Australian communities, with whom he worked for many decades, and adds nuance to contemporary understanding of the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust, two other cases to which he was deeply committed.
Categories: Political Science

The Pain Of Knowledge

The Pain Of Knowledge

This book asks how the moral messages of the Holocaust can best be transmitted.

Author: Yaʾir Oron

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412838177

Category: Education

Page: 187

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This book asks how the moral messages of the Holocaust can best be transmitted. It deals not with historical events, but with possible ways of learning about these events and their significance. The underlying purpose is to expose the reader to sometimes antithetical, and at other times complementary, views concerning the teaching of the subject.
Categories: Education

Teaching and Learning About Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

Teaching and Learning About Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

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.

Author: Samuel Totten

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641133548

Category: Education

Page: 317

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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.
Categories: Education

Darfur African Genocide

Darfur African Genocide

Kristof, Nicholas D. “Why Genocide Matters.” New York Times. September 10, 2006. Polgreen, Lydia. “The World; Rwanda's Shadow, from Darfur to Congo.” New York Times. July 23, 2006 Prunier, Gérard. Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide.

Author: John Xavier

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781427092465

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 94

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Categories: Antiques & Collectibles

The United States and the Genocide Convention

The United States and the Genocide Convention

Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 in response to the atrocities committed by the Nazis before and during World War II, the Genocide Convention was finally made law by the United States Senate in 1988 contingent upon a ...

Author: Lawrence J. LeBlanc

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019434672

Category: Law

Page: 290

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In this definitive study, Lawrence J. LeBlanc examines the nearly forty-year struggle over ratification of the Genocide Convention by the United States. LeBlanc's analysis of the history of the convention and the issues and problems surrounding its ratification sheds important light on the process of treaty ratification in the United States and on the role of American public opinion and political culture in international human rights legislation. Drawing on case studies of genocide committed since World War II, the author also confronts the strengths and weaknesses of international adjudication as a whole. Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 in response to the atrocities committed by the Nazis before and during World War II, the Genocide Convention was finally made law by the United States Senate in 1988 contingent upon a series of “conditions”—known as the “Lugar-Helms-Hatch Sovereignty Package”—which, LeBlanc suggests, markedly weakened the convention. Through careful analysis of the bitter debates over ratification, LeBlanc demonstrates that much of the opposition to the convention sprang from fears that it would be used domestically as a tool by groups such as blacks and Native Americans who might hold the U.S. accountable for genocide in matters of race relations.
Categories: Law

The Khmer Rouge and the Crime of Genocide

The Khmer Rouge and the Crime of Genocide

The first part of the book examines the basic structure and elements of the crime of genocide under international criminal law, with a focus on the particular intent requirement and the issue of groups as targets of genocidal intent.

Author: Thomas Karl Forster

Publisher: Dike Verlag Ag

ISBN: 303751440X

Category: Law

Page: 250

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More than one million people died in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979 under the regime of the Khmer Rouge. Thirty years later, a Cambodian court, supported by the UN, seeks to hold legally accountable those most responsible for the crimes committed. This study presents some of the major legal issues relevant to possible genocide charges against the Khmer Rouge at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. The first part of the book examines the basic structure and elements of the crime of genocide under international criminal law, with a focus on the particular intent requirement and the issue of groups as targets of genocidal intent. The second part looks at the specific case of the Khmer Rouge mass atrocities - based on the legal framework elaborated - discussing the questions involved in the legal characterization of Khmer Rouge policies. These questions include the auto-genocide debate, the distinction between discriminatory mass killings and genocidal intent, as well as the legal relevance of motives for group targeting. (Series: International Criminal Law - Vol. 2)
Categories: Law

Genocide

Genocide

This book examines examples of genocide from around the world and asks important questions surrounding this most chilling of human crimes: Why do ordinary people participate in such inhuman atrocities?

Author: Albert Ward

Publisher:

ISBN: 1422236560

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Anthropology Matters

Anthropology Matters

Hinton ( 2002 ) argues that anthropology is uniquely positioned to determine why genocide occurs ( a theoretical stance ) , and develop policies for preventing future genocides ( an applied stance ) .

Author: Shirley Fedorak

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442601086

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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"This simple and accessible book highlights anthropology's relevance to students' everyday lives. Introductory students will love it!" - Todd Sanders, University of Toronto
Categories: Social Science

Reconstructing Atrocity Prevention

Reconstructing Atrocity Prevention

This proposes a new framework for atrocity prevention, featuring scholars from around the globe including three former UN special advisers.

Author: Sheri P. Rosenberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107094963

Category: Law

Page: 546

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This proposes a new framework for atrocity prevention, featuring scholars from around the globe including three former UN special advisers.
Categories: Law