The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies

Paperback | April 10, 2013

EditorDonald Bloxham, A. Dirk Moses

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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' hasdeveloped 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. Chaptersexamine 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 detailedcoverage, 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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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' hasdeveloped to offer analysis and comprehensi...

Donald Bloxham is Professor of Modern History at Edinburgh University, and studies the perpetration, punishment and representation of genocide. He is author of The Final Solution: A Genocide (2009), The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians (2005), which won the 2007 Raphael Lemk...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:696 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:April 10, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: CONCEPTS1. Donald Bloxham and A. Dirk Moses: Editor's Introduction: Changing Themes in the Study of Genocide2. A. Dirk Moses: Raphael Lemkin, Culture, and the Concept of Genocide3. Ben Lieberman: 'Ethnic Cleansing' versus Genocide?4. Elisa von Joeden-Forgey: Gender and Genocide5. Anton Weiss-Wendt: The State and Genocide6. Dan Stone: Genocide and MemoryPart II: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES7. William Schabas: The Law and Genocide8. Martin Shaw: Sociology and Genocide9. Scott Straus: Political Science and Genocide10. Kevin Lewis O'Neill: Anthropology and Genocide11. Paul Roth: Social Psychology and Genocide12. Martin Shuster: Philosophy and GenocidePart III: PREMODERN AND EARLY MODERN GENOCIDE13. Hans van Wees: Antiquity14. James Fraser: Early Medieval Europe15. Len Scales: Central and Late Medieval Europe16. Nicolas A. Robins: Colonial Latin America17. Greg Smithers: Rethinking Genocide in North AmericaPart IV: GENOCIDE IN THE LATE MODERN WORLD18. Dominik Schaller: Genocide and Mass Violence in the 'Heart of Darkness': Africa in the Colonial Period19. Hilmar Kaiser: Genocide at the Twilight of the Ottoman Empire20. Nicolas Werth: Mass Deportations, Ethnic Cleansing, and Genocidal Politics in the Later Russian Empire and the USSR21. Christopher Browning: The Nazi Empire22. Uradyn Bulag: Twentieth Century China: Ethnic Assimilation and Inter-Group Violence23. Robert Cribb: Political Genocides in Postcolonial Asia24. Geoffrey Robinson: State Violence and Secessionist Rebellions in Asia25. Daniel Feierstein: National Security Doctrine in Latin America: the Genocide Question26. Cathie Carmichael: Genocide and Population Displacement in Post-Communist Eastern Europe27. Alex de Waal: Genocidal Warfare in North-East Africa28. Omar McDoom: War and Genocide in Africa's Great Lakes Region since IndependencePart V: THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: RULES AND RESPONSES29. Gerd Hankel: The United, Nations, The Cold War, and its Legacy30. Alex J. Bellamy: Military Intervention31. Donald Bloxham and Devin O. Pendas: Punishment as Prevention? The Politics of Prosecuting Genocidaires32. Mark Levene: From Past to Future: Future Prospects for Genocide and its Avoidance in the Twenty-First CenturyIndex

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Review from previous edition: "Should reside on the desk of every Holocaust and genocide scholar, as well as in all academic libraries. It is invaluable in both its comprehensiveness and its specificity." --Journal of Interdisciplinary History