The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies

TitleThe Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2010
Series EditorBloxham, Donald, and A. Dirk Moses
Number of Pages690
PublisherOxford University Press
City, CountryOxford
Abstract

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. Major themes include  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. 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.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199232116.001.0001
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