Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction (Paperback)
  • Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction (Paperback)

Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction (Paperback)

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Published: 31/08/2010

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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 processesdiscusses the role of state-building, imperialism, war, and social revolution in fueling genocidesupplies a wide range of full-length case studies of genocides worldwide, each with an accompanying box-textexplores perspectives on genocide from the social sciences, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science/international relations, and gender studiesconsiders "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.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415486194
Number of pages: 646
Weight: 1293 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 33 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition

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