Recent events in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, East Timor and Iraq have demonstrated with appalling clarity that the threat of genocide is still a major issue within world politics. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject of genocide. It explains the history of genocide from pre-modern times to the present day and illustrates this with a wide variety of case studies. The book also examines the differing interpretations of genocide from psychology, sociology, anthropology and political science and analyses the influence of race, ethnicity, nationalism and gender on genocides. In the final section, the author examines how we punish those responsible for waging genocide and how the international community can prevent further bloodshed.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Part 1: The Origins of Genocide 2. Genocide in Antiquity and Early Modernity 3. The Twentieth Century: Conceptualizing Genocide Part 2: Genocide 4. Genocide of Indigenous Peoples 4a. Box Case-Study: Tibet under Chinese Rule 5. The Armenian Genocide, 1915--17 5a. Box Case-Study: The Anfal Campaign [Iraqi Kurdistan], 1987--88 6. Stalin's Purges and the Ukrainian Famine 6a. Box Case-Study: Chechnya 7. The Jewish Holocaust, 1933--45 7a. Box Case-Study: The Nanjing Massacre, 1937--1938 8. Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge 8a. Box Case-Study: East Timor, 1975--1999 9. Bosnia and Kosovo 9a. Box Case-Study: Bangladesh, 1971 10. Rwanda, 1994 10a. Box Case-Study: Congo Part 3: Social Science Perspectives 11. Psychology 12. Sociology, Anthropology, and Political Science 13. Imperialism and War 14. Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict 15. Gendering Genocide 16. Memory, Forgetting, and Denial Part 4: The Future of Genocide 17. Punishing Genocide 18. Strategies of Prevention and Intervention