Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction

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Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction

ISBN : 9780415486194
Publisher : Routledge
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Edition : 2 Rev ed
Overview Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction is the most wide-ranging textbook on genocide yet published. The book is designed as a text for upper-undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a primer for non-specialists and general readers interested in learning about one of humanity's enduring blights. Fully updated to reflect the latest thinking in this rapidly developing field, this new edition: * provides an introduction to genocide as both a historical phenomenon and an analytical-legal concept, including an extended discussion of the concept of genocidal intent, and the dynamism and contingency of genocidal processes * discusses the role of state-building, imperialism, war, and social revolution in fueling genocide * supplies a wide range of full-length case studies of genocides worldwide, each with an accompanying box-text * explores perspectives on genocide from the social sciences, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science/international relations, and gender studies * considers "The Future of Genocide," with attention to historical memory and genocide denial; initiatives for truth, justice, and redress; and strategies of intervention and prevention. Written in clear and lively prose, liberally sprinkled with over 100 illustrations and maps, and including personal testimonies from genocide survivors, Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction has established itself as the core textbook of the new generation of genocide scholarship. An accompanying website ( features a broad selection of supplementary materials, teaching aids, and Internet resources.

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