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The Resource Cultural genocide, Lawrence Davidson

Cultural genocide, Lawrence Davidson

Label
Cultural genocide
Title
Cultural genocide
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Davidson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davidson, Lawrence
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Genocide, political violence, human rights series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Persecution
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Jews
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Jews
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Social conditions
  • China
  • Israel
  • North America
  • Russia
Summary expansion
Most scholars of genocide focus on mass murder. Lawrence Davidson, by contrast, explores the murder of culture. He suggests that when people have limited knowledge of the culture outside of their own group, they are unable to accurately assess the alleged threat of others around them. Throughout history, dominant populations have often dealt with these fears through mass murder. However, the shock of the Holocaust now deters todays great powers from the practice of physical genocide. Majority populations, cognizant of outside pressure and knowing that they should not resort to mass murder, have turned instead to cultural genocide as a second best politically determined substitute for physical genocide. InCultural Genocide, this theory is applied to events in four settings, two events that preceded the Holocaust and two events that followed it: the destruction of American Indians by uninformed settlers who viewed these natives as inferior and were more intent on removing them from the frontier than annihilating them; the attack on the culture of Eastern European Jews living within Russian-controlled areas before the Holocaust; the Israeli attack on Palestinian culture; and the absorption of Tibet by the Peoples Republic of China. In conclusion, Davidson examines the mechanisms that may be used to combat todays cultural genocide as well as the contemporary social and political forces at work that must be overcome in the process
Label
Cultural genocide, Lawrence Davidson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theoretical foundations -- Cultural genocide and the American Indians -- Russia and the Jews in the nineteenth century -- Israel and Palestinian cultural genocide -- The Chinese assimilation of Tibet -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn781378079
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 149 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813553443
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 9786613588647
  • ebc871841
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 358864
  • 22573/ctt4jwn14
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)781378079
Label
Cultural genocide, Lawrence Davidson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theoretical foundations -- Cultural genocide and the American Indians -- Russia and the Jews in the nineteenth century -- Israel and Palestinian cultural genocide -- The Chinese assimilation of Tibet -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn781378079
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 149 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813553443
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 9786613588647
  • ebc871841
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 358864
  • 22573/ctt4jwn14
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)781378079

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