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Forgotten genocides : oblivion, denial, and memory, edited by René Lemarchand

Label
Forgotten genocides : oblivion, denial, and memory
Title
Forgotten genocides
Title remainder
oblivion, denial, and memory
Statement of responsibility
edited by René Lemarchand
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Unlike the Holocaust, Rwanda, Cambodia, or Armenia, scant attention has been paid to the human tragedies analyzed in this book. From German Southwest Africa (now Namibia), Burundi, and eastern Congo to Tasmania, Tibet, and Kurdistan, from the mass killings of the Roms by the Nazis to the extermination of the Assyrians in Ottoman Turkey, the mind reels when confronted with the inhuman acts that have been consigned to oblivion. Forgotten Genocides: Oblivion, Denial, and Memory gathers eight essays about genocidal conflicts that are unremembered and, as a consequence, understudied. The contributors, scholars in political science, anthropology, history, and other fields, seek to restore these mass killings to the place they deserve in the public consciousness. Remembrance of long forgotten crimes is not the volume's only purpose--equally significant are the rich quarry of empirical data offered in each chapter, the theoretical insights provided, and the comparative perspectives suggested for the analysis of genocidal phenomena. While each genocide is unique in its circumstances and motives, the essays in this volume explain that deliberate concealment and manipulation of the facts by the perpetrators are more often the rule than the exception, and that memory often tends to distort the past and blame the victims while exonerating the killers. Although the cases discussed here are but a sample of a litany going back to biblical times, Forgotten Genocides offers an important examination of the diversity of contexts out of which repeatedly emerge the same hideous realities"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
PU/DLC
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6322.7
LC item number
.F67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Lemarchand, René
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genocide
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Political violence
  • Crimes against humanity
  • War crimes
Label
Forgotten genocides : oblivion, denial, and memory, edited by René Lemarchand
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-179) and index
Contents
Mass murder in Eastern Congo, 1996-1997 / Filip Reyntjens and René Lemarchand -- Burundi 1972 : genocide denied, revised, and remembered / René Lemarchand -- "Every Herero Will Be Shot" : genocide, concentration camps, and slave labor in German South-West Africa / Dominik J. Schaller -- Extermination, extinction, genocide : British colonialism and Tasmanian aborigines / Shayne Breen -- Tibet : A neo-colonial genocide / Claude Levenson -- The Anfal Campaign against the Kurds : chemical weapons in the service of mass murder / Choman Hardi -- The Assyrian genocide : a tale of oblivion and denial / Hannibal Travis -- The "Gypsy Problem" : an invisible genocide / Michael Stewart
Control code
696092173
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
ix, 190 p.
Isbn
9780812243352
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011011293
Other control number
3616880
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)696092173
Label
Forgotten genocides : oblivion, denial, and memory, edited by René Lemarchand
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-179) and index
Contents
Mass murder in Eastern Congo, 1996-1997 / Filip Reyntjens and René Lemarchand -- Burundi 1972 : genocide denied, revised, and remembered / René Lemarchand -- "Every Herero Will Be Shot" : genocide, concentration camps, and slave labor in German South-West Africa / Dominik J. Schaller -- Extermination, extinction, genocide : British colonialism and Tasmanian aborigines / Shayne Breen -- Tibet : A neo-colonial genocide / Claude Levenson -- The Anfal Campaign against the Kurds : chemical weapons in the service of mass murder / Choman Hardi -- The Assyrian genocide : a tale of oblivion and denial / Hannibal Travis -- The "Gypsy Problem" : an invisible genocide / Michael Stewart
Control code
696092173
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
ix, 190 p.
Isbn
9780812243352
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011011293
Other control number
3616880
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)696092173

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