The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies

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Donald Bloxham, A. Dirk Moses
Oxford University Press, Apr 15, 2010 - History - 690 pages
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Genocide has scarred human societies since Antiquity. In the modern era, genocide has been a global phenomenon: from massacres in colonial America, Africa, and Australia to the Holocaust of European Jewry and mass death in Maoist China. In recent years, the discipline of 'genocide studies' has developed to offer analysis and comprehension. The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies is the first book to subject both genocide and the young discipline it has spawned to systematic, in-depth investigation. Thirty-four renowned experts study genocide through the ages by taking regional, thematic, and disciplinary-specific approaches. Chapters examine secessionist and political genocides in modern Asia. Others treat the violent dynamics of European colonialism in Africa, the complex ethnic geography of the Great Lakes region, and the structural instability of the continent's northern horn. South and North America receive detailed coverage, as do the Ottoman Empire, Nazi-occupied Europe, and post-communist Eastern Europe. Sustained attention is paid to themes like gender, memory, the state, culture, ethnic cleansing, military intervention, the United Nations, and prosecutions. The work is multi-disciplinary, featuring the work of historians, anthropologists, lawyers, political scientists, sociologists, and philosophers. Uniquely combining empirical reconstruction and conceptual analysis, this Handbook presents and analyses regions of genocide and the entire field of 'genocide studies' in one substantial volume.
  

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Contents

LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
EDITORS INTRODUCTIONCHANGING THEMES IN THE STUDY OF GENOCIDE
PART ICONCEPTS
CHAPTER 1RAPHAEL LEMKIN CULTURE AND THE CONCEPT OF GENOCIDE
CHAPTER 2ETHNIC CLEANSING VERSUS GENOCIDE?
CHAPTER 3GENDER AND GENOCIDE
CHAPTER 4THE STATE AND GENOCIDE
CHAPTER 5GENOCIDE AND MEMORY
CHAPTER 16RETHINKING GENOCIDE IN NORTH AMERICA
iii
PART IVGENOCIDE IN THE LATE MODERN WORLD
iv
CHAPTER 17GENOCIDE AND MASS VIOLENCE IN THE HEART OF DARKNESSAFRICA IN THE COLONIAL PERIOD
v
CHAPTER 18GENOCIDE AT THE TWILIGHT OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
xxxv
CHAPTER 19MASS DEPORTATIONS ETHNIC CLEANSING AND GENOCIDAL POLITICS IN THE LATER RUSSIAN EMPIRE AND THE USSR
lxii
CHAPTER 20THE NAZI EMPIRE
xciii
CHAPTER 21TWENTIETHCENTURY CHINAETHNIC ASSIMILATION AND INTERGROUP VIOLENCE
cxxvi
CHAPTER 22POLITICAL GENOCIDES IN POSTCOLONIAL ASIA
clv

PART IIINTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES
ii
CHAPTER 6THE LAW AND GENOCIDE
iii
CHAPTER 7SOCIOLOGY AND GENOCIDE
ii
CHAPTER 8POLITICAL SCIENCE AND GENOCIDE
ii
CHAPTER 9ANTHROPOLOGY AND GENOCIDE
ii
CHAPTER 10SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND GENOCIDE
ii
CHAPTER 11PHILOSOPHY AND GENOCIDE
ii
PART IIIPREMODERN AND EARLY MODERN GENOCIDE
iii
CHAPTER 12GENOCIDE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD
iii
CHAPTER 13EARLY MEDIEVAL EUROPETHE CASE OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND
iii
CHAPTER 14CENTRAL AND LATE MEDIEVAL EUROPE
iii
CHAPTER 15COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA
iii
CHAPTER 23STATESPONSORED VIOLENCE AND SECESSIONIST REBELLIONS IN ASIA
clxxxviii
CHAPTER 24NATIONAL SECURITY DOCTRINE IN LATIN AMERICATHE GENOCIDE QUESTION
ccxxii
CHAPTER 25GENOCIDE AND POPULATION DISPLACEMENT IN POSTCOMMUNIST EASTERN EUROPE
ccliv
CHAPTER 26GENOCIDAL WARFARE IN NORTHEAST AFRICA
cclxxxiv
CHAPTER 27WAR AND GENOCIDE IN AFRICAS GREAT LAKES SINCE INDEPENDENCE
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RULES AND RESPONSES
v
CHAPTER 28THE UNITED NATIONS THE COLD WAR AND ITS LEGACY
v
CHAPTER 29MILITARY INTERVENTION
v
CHAPTER 30PUNISHMENT AS PREVENTION?THE POLITICS OF PUNISHING GÉNOCIDAIRES
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CHAPTER 31FROM PAST TO FUTUREPROSPECTS FOR GENOCIDE AND ITS AVOIDANCE IN THE TWENTYFIRST CENTURY
lxi
INDEX
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