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Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction

Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction
Author: Adam Jones
ISBN 13: 9780415486194
ISBN 10: 41548619
Edition: 2
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2010-09-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 680
List Price: $48.95

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 processes.

• Discusses the role of state-building, imperialism, war, and social revolution in fueling genocide.

• Supplies a wide range of full-length case studies of genocides worldwide, each with an accompanying box-text.

• Explores perspectives on genocide from the social sciences, including psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science/international relations, and gender studies.

• Considers "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 (www.genocidetext.net) features a broad selection of supplementary materials, teaching aids, and Internet resources.