Century of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts

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Samuel Totten, William S. Parsons, Israel W. Charny
Psychology Press, 2004 - Social Science - 507 pages
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Through powerful first-person accounts, scholarly analyses and historical data, Century of Genocide takes on the task of explaining how and why genocides have been perpetrated throughout the course of the twentieth century. The book assembles a group of international scholars to discuss the causes, results, and ramifications of these genocides: from the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire; to the Jews, Romani, and the mentally and physically handicapped during the Holocaust; and genocides in East Timor, Bangladesh, and Cambodia.

The second edition has been fully updated and features new chapters on the genocide in the former Yugoslavia and the mass killing of the Kurds in Iraq, as well as a chapter on the question of whether or not the situation in Kosovo constituted genocide. It concludes with an essay concerning methods of intervention and prevention of future genocide.

  

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Read this for a graduate school class on genocide. So informative yet very difficult to read. Read full review

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If you read one book on genocide, this should be it. It will inform and educate anyone who reads it. The author does an excellent job at detailing the major and minor genocides of the 20th century in ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Genocide of the Hereros
15
The Armenian Genocide
53
Soviet ManMade Famine in Ukraine
93
Holocaust The Genocide of the Jews
127
Holocaust The Gypsies
161
Holocaust The Genocide of Disabled Peoples
205
The Indonesian Massacres
233
The Burundi Genocide
321
The Cambodian Genocide 19751979
339
The Anfal Operations in Iraqi Kurdistan
375
The Rwanda Genocide
395
Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina
415
Genocide in Kosovo?
449
Out of that Darkness Responding to Genocide in the 21st Century
455
The Intervention and Prevention of Genocide Where There Is the Political Will There Is a Way
469

Genocide in East Timor
263
Genocide in Bangladesh
295

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About the author (2004)

Samuel Totten is professor at the University of Arkansas. His research interests include the Holocaust, genocide education, and genocide theory. He is the co-founding editor of Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal, co-editor of the Journal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies, and editor of the Transaction series on Genocide Studies. His numerous books include Plight and Fate of Women During and Following Genocide; Century of Genocide: Critical Essays and Eyewitness Accounts; and Genocide in Darfur: Investigating Atrocities in the Sudan.

Israel Charny is professor of psychology and family therapy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and executive director of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem. He is the author of "How Can We Commit the Unthinkable?: Genocide, the Human Cancer "and editor of "Toward the Understanding and Prevention of Genocide, "among other books.

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