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Author Jones, Adam, 1963-

Title Genocide : a comprehensive introduction / Adam Jones
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 430 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents 6. The Jewish Holocaust -- Introduction -- Origins -- "Ordinary Germans" and the Nazis -- The turn to mass murder -- Debating the Holocaust -- Intentionalists vs. functionalists -- Jewish resistance -- The allies and the churches : could the Jews have been saved? -- Willing executioners? -- Israel and the Jewish Holocaust -- Is the Jewish Holocaust "uniquely unique"? -- Suggestions for further study -- Notes -- 7. Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge -- Origins of the Khmer Rouge -- War and revolution, 1970-75 -- A genocidal ideology -- A policy of "urbicide", 1975 -- "Base people" vs. "new people" -- Cambodia's holocaust, 1975-79 -- Genocide against Buddhists and ethnic minorities -- Aftermath : politics and the quest for justice -- Suggestions for further study -- Notes -- 8. Bosnia and Kosovo -- Origins and onset -- Gendercide and genocide in Bosnia -- The international dimension -- Kosovo, 1998-99 -- Aftermaths -- Suggestions for further study -- Notes -- 9. Holocaust in Rwanda -- Introduction : horror and shame -- Background to genocide -- Genocidal frenzy -- Aftermath -- Suggestions for further study -- Notes
pt. 2. Cases -- 3. Genocides of indigenous peoples -- Introduction -- Colonialism and the discourse of extinction -- The conquest of the Americas -- Spanish America -- The United States and Canada -- Other genocidal strategies -- A contemporary case : the Maya of Guatemala -- Australia's Aborigines and the Namibian Herero -- Genocide in Australia -- The Herero genocide -- Denying genocide, celebrating genocide -- Complexities and caveats -- Indigenous revival -- Suggestions for further study -- Notes -- 4. The Armenian genocide -- Introduction -- Origins of the genocide -- War, massacre, and deportation -- The course of the Armenian genocide -- The aftermath -- The denial -- Suggestions for further study -- Notes -- 5. Stalin's terror -- The Bolsheviks seize power -- Collectivization and famine -- The Gulag -- The Great Purge of 1937-38 -- The war years -- The destruction of national minorities -- Stalin and genocide -- Suggestions for further study -- Notes
pt. 3. Social science perspectives -- 10. Psychological perspectives -- Narcissism, greed, and fear -- Narcissism -- Greed -- Fear -- Genocide and humiliation -- The psychology of perpetrators -- The Zimbardo experiments -- The psychology of rescuers -- Suggestions for further study -- Notes -- 11. The sociology and anthropology of genocide -- Introduction -- Sociological perspectives -- The sociology of modernity -- Ethnicity and ethnic conflict -- Ethnic conflict and violence "specialists" -- "Middleman minorities" -- Anthropological perspectives -- Suggestions for further study -- Notes -- 12. Political science and international relations -- Empirical investigations -- The changing face of war -- Democracy, war, and genocide/democide -- Norms and prohibition regimes -- Suggestions for further study -- Notes -- 13. Gendering genocide -- Gendercide vs. root-and-branch genocide -- Women and genocide -- Gendercidal institutions -- Genocide and violence against homosexuals -- Are men more genocidal than women? -- A note on gendered propaganda -- Suggestions for further study -- Notes
pt. 4. The future of genocide -- 14. Memory, forgetting, and denial -- The struggle over historical memory -- Germany and "the search for a usable past" -- The politics of forgetting -- Genocide denial : motives and strategies -- Denial and free speech -- Suggestions for further study -- Notes -- 15. Justice, truth, and redress -- Leipzig, Constantinople, Nuremberg, Tokyo -- The international criminal tribunals : Yugoslavia and Rwanda -- Jurisdictional issues -- The concept of a victim group -- Gender and genocide -- National trials -- The "mixed tribunals" : Cambodia and Sierra Leone -- Another kind of justice : Rwanda's gacaca experiment -- The Pinochet case -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) -- International citizens' tribunals -- Truth and reconciliation -- The challenge of redress -- Suggestions for further study -- Notes -- 16. Strategies of intervention and prevention -- Warning signs -- Humanitarian intervention -- Sanctions -- The United Nations -- When is military intervention justified? -- A standing "peace army"? -- Ideologies and individuals -- The role of the honest witness -- Ideologies, religious and secular -- Conclusion -- Suggestions for further study -- Notes
List of illustrations -- About the author -- Introduction -- pt. 1. Overview -- 1. The origins of genocide -- Genocide in prehistory, antiquity, and early modernity -- The Vendée uprising -- Zulu genocide -- Naming genocide : Raphael Lemkin -- Defining genocide : the UN Convention -- Bounding genocide : comparative genocide studies -- Discussion -- Personal observations -- Contested cases -- Atlantic slavery -- Area bombing and nuclear warfare -- UN sanctions against Iraq -- 9/11 -- Structural and institutional violence -- Is genocide ever justified? -- Suggestions for further study -- Notes -- 2. Imperialism, war, and social revolution -- Imperialism and colonialism -- Colonial and imperial genocides -- Imperial famines -- The Congo "rubber terror" -- The Japanese in East and Southeast Asia -- The US in Indochina -- The Soviets in Afghanistan -- A note on genocide and imperial dissolution -- Genocide and war -- The First World War and the dawn of industrial death -- The Second World War and the "barbarization of warfare" -- Genocide and social revolution -- The nuclear revolution and "omnicide" -- Suggestions for further study -- Notes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Genocide -- Case studies.
Genocide.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203347447 (electronic bk.)
1134259816 (electronic bk.)
9780203347447 (electronic bk.)
9781134259816 (electronic bk.)