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The Resource The order of genocide : race, power, and war in Rwanda, Scott Straus

The order of genocide : race, power, and war in Rwanda, Scott Straus

Label
The order of genocide : race, power, and war in Rwanda
Title
The order of genocide
Title remainder
race, power, and war in Rwanda
Statement of responsibility
Scott Straus
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Challenging the prevailing wisdom, Straus provides substantial new evidence about local patterns of violence, using original research - including the most comprehensive surveys yet undertaken among convicted perpetrators - to assess competing theories about the causes and dynamics of the genocide. Current interpretations stress three main causes for the genocide: ethnic identity, ideology, and mass-media indoctrination (in particular the influence of hate radio). Straus's research does not deny the importance of ethnicity, but he finds that it operated more as a background condition. Instead, Straus emphasizes fear and intra-ethnic intimidation as the primary drivers of the violence. A defensive civil war and the assassination of a president created a feeling of acute insecurity. Rwanda's unusually effective state was also central, as was the country's geography and population density, which limited the number of exit options for both victims and perpetrators. In conclusion, Straus steps back from the particulars of the Rwandan genocide to offer a new, dynamic model for understanding other instances of genocide in recent history -- the Holocaust, Armenia, Cambodia, the Balkans -- and assessing the future likelihood of such events."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Straus, Scott
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil War (Rwanda : 1994)
  • Genocide
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Génocide
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • HISTORY
  • Atrocities
  • Ethnic relations
  • Genocide
  • Rwanda
  • Kriegsverbrechen
  • Nationale Minderheit
  • Völkermord in Ruanda
  • Bürgerkrieg
  • Völkermord
  • Ruanda
Label
The order of genocide : race, power, and war in Rwanda, Scott Straus
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
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
  • 4.
  • The génocidaires
  • 5.
  • Why perpetrators say they committed genocide
  • 6.
  • The logic of genocide
  • 7.
  • Historical patterns of violence
  • 8.
  • Rwanda's Leviathan
  • Preface and acknowledgments
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Background to the genocide
  • 2.
  • Genocide at the national and regional levels
  • 3.
  • Local dynamics
Control code
ocn605514600
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 273 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801467158
Lccn
2006019352
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt224z0k
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)605514600
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The order of genocide : race, power, and war in Rwanda, Scott Straus
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
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
  • 4.
  • The génocidaires
  • 5.
  • Why perpetrators say they committed genocide
  • 6.
  • The logic of genocide
  • 7.
  • Historical patterns of violence
  • 8.
  • Rwanda's Leviathan
  • Preface and acknowledgments
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Index
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Background to the genocide
  • 2.
  • Genocide at the national and regional levels
  • 3.
  • Local dynamics
Control code
ocn605514600
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 273 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801467158
Lccn
2006019352
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt224z0k
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)605514600
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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