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Author Feierstein, Daniel, 1967- author

Title Genocide as social practice : reorganizing society under the Nazis and Argentina's military juntas / Daniel Feierstein ; translated by Douglas Andrew Town
Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 260 pages)
Series Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights Series
Genocide, political violence, human rights series.
Contents Defining the concept of genocide -- Toward a typology of genocidal social practices -- Reconciling the contradictions of modernity : equality, sovereignty, autonomy, and genocidal social practices -- Discourse and politics in Holocaust studies : uniqueness, comparability, and narration -- The problem of explaining the causes of the Nazi genocides -- Reshaping social relations through genocide -- Explaining genocidal social practices in Argentina : the problem of causation -- Toward a periodization of genocide in Argentina -- Concentration camp logic -- In conclusion : the uses of memory
Summary "Genocide not only annihilates people but also destroys and reorganizes social relations, using terror as a method. In Genocide as Social Practice, social scientist Daniel Feierstein looks at the policies of state-sponsored repression pursued by the Argentine military dictatorship against political opponents between 1976 and 1983 and those pursued by the Third Reich between 1933 and 1945. He finds similarities, not in the extent of the horror but in terms of the goals of the perpetrators. First published in Argentina, in Spanish, Genocide as Social Practice has since been translated into many languages, now including this English edition. The book provides a distinctive and valuable look at genocide through the lens of Latin America as well as Europe."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes In English
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Subject Genocide -- Argentina.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813563194 (electronic bk.)
1306694353 (electronic bk.)
9780813563190 (electronic bk.)
9781306694353 (electronic bk.)