Coverart for item
The Resource Genocide : conceptual and historical dimensions, edited by George J. Andreopoulos

Genocide : conceptual and historical dimensions, edited by George J. Andreopoulos

Label
Genocide : conceptual and historical dimensions
Title
Genocide
Title remainder
conceptual and historical dimensions
Statement of responsibility
edited by George J. Andreopoulos
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the turbulent years since the term genocide was first introduced into the international legal debate in 1933, it has evolved into a fairly broad concept, applied often - and loosely - to many situations, both historical and contemporary. While there is no doubt that the Nazis' "final solution of the Jewish question" constituted genocide, there is also sound evidence for applying the term to describe past and present-day massacres committed worldwide: the Armenian genocide during World War I; the slaughter of more than a million Cambodians by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s; Idi Amin's mass murders in Uganda; and the case of the Iraqi extermination of the Kurds in the 1980s. And today the specter of genocide has been raised once again, with neo-Nazi violence on the rise in Germany and elsewhere, and with the wide-scale killing of Muslims in Bosnia. But genocide has also been used to describe a much wider range of events and policies, from the nuclear bombing of Japan at the end of World War II to Western efforts to establish birth control and abortion programs in third world nations. It is these dimensions of genocide that George J. Andreopoulos and the contributors to this volume seek to explore, in the context both of their historical roots and of the implications for current and future international action. Originally the exclusive terrain of international lawyers, the debate over genocide in recent decades has come under increasing scrutiny from social scientists, who have launched a long overdue inquiry into the origins and unfolding of genocide as a social process. Armed with different tools and objectives, the social scientists' work has sharpened the focus on the shortcomings ofthe United Nations Convention on Genocide, which has formed the basis for the internationally accepted categorization of genocide as a crime. The authors first examine the legal and social-theoretical criteria by which mass killings have been categorized as genocide and debate the extent to which various definitions may lead to conceptual misuse. Four case studies then cast the theoretical discussion into the historical realm by recounting the mass killings of the Armenians under the Ottoman Empire; the Turkish suppression of the Kurds and the Iraqi chemical warfare waged against its Kurdish population; the plight of the East Timorese after the Indonesian invasion; and the brutal fate of the Cambodians under Khmer Rouge rule. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of human rights, international law, political science, sociology, and history
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6322.7
LC item number
.G45 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Andreopoulos, George J
Series statement
Pennsylvania studies in human rights
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genocide
  • Genocide
Label
Genocide : conceptual and historical dimensions, edited by George J. Andreopoulos
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29468223
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 265 pages
Isbn
9780812232493
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93044384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Genocide : conceptual and historical dimensions, edited by George J. Andreopoulos
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29468223
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 265 pages
Isbn
9780812232493
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93044384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

    • Pardee Legal Research CenterBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771471 -117.187496
Processing Feedback ...