Pioneers of Genocide Studies (Clt)

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Samuel Totten, Steven Leonard Jacobs
Transaction Publishers, 2002 - Social Science - 617 pages
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From the early efforts that emerged in the struggle against Nazism, and over the past half century, the field of genocide studies has grown in reach to include five genocide centers across the globe and well over one hundred Holocaust centers. This work enables a new generation of scholars, researchers, and policymakers to assess the major foci of the field, develop ways and means to intervene and prevent future genocides, and review the successes and failures of the past. The contributors to "Pioneers of Genocide Studies" approach the questions of greatest relevance in a personal way, crafting a statement that reveals one's individual voice, persuasions, literary style, scholarly perspectives, and relevant details of one's life. The book epitomizes scholarly autobiographical writing at its best. The book also includes the most important works by each author on the issue of genocide. Among the contributors are experts in the Armenian, Bosnian, and Cambodian genocides, as well as the Holocaust against the Jewish people. The contributors are Rouben Adalian, M. Cherif Bassiouni, Israel W. Charney, Vahakn Dadrian, Helen Fein, Barbara Harff, David Hawk, Herbert Hirsch, Irving Louis Horowitz, Richard Hovannisian, Henry Huttenbach, Leo Kuper, Raphael Lemkin, James E. Mace, Eric Markusen, Robert Melson, R.J. Rummel, Roger W. Smith, Gregory H. Stanton, Ervin Staub, Colin Tatz, Yves Ternan, and the co-editors. The work represents a high watermark in the reflections and self-reflections on the comparative study of genocide.

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Finding the Words Rouben Paul Adalian
Confronting the Armenian Genocide Richard G Hovannisian
Vita Felix Via Dolorosa An Academic Journey Towards Genocide Henry RHuttenbach
Facts and Values A Personal Intellectual Exploration James E Mace
The Questioner Yves Ternon
A GermanBorn Genocide Scholar Barbara Harff
Studying Genocide to Protect Life Herbert Hirsch
How I Came to the Study of Genocide Kurt Jonassohn
Leo Kuper A Giant Pioneer Israel W Charny
My Path to Genocide Studies Eric Markusen
Bearing Witness M CherifBassiouni
Totally Unofficial Man1 Raphael Lemkin
The Call Gregory H Stanton
A Passion for Life and Rage at the Wasting of Life Israel W Charny
The Roots and Prevention of Genocide and Other Collective Violence A Lifes Work Shaped by a Childs Experience Eryin Staub
From Holocaust to Genocide The Journey Continues Steven Leonard Jacobs

My Journey in the Study of Genocide Robert Melson
From the Study of War and Revolution to DemocidePower Kills RJ Rummel
Who is My Neighbor? Roger W Smith
Breaking the Membrane Colin Tatz
From Social Action to Social Theory and Back Paths and Circles Helen Fein
The Quest for Scholarship in My Pathos for the Armenian Tragedy and Its Victims Vahakn NDadrian
Gauging Genocide Social Science Dimensions and Dilemmas IrvingLouis Horowitz
Confronting Genocide in Cambodia David Hawk
A Matter of Conscience Samuel Totten
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Samuel Totten is professor of curriculum and instruction at the College of Education and Health Professions, 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-editorof theJournal of African Conflicts and Peace Studies, and editor of the Transaction series on Genocide Studies.His numerous books includePlight 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.

Steven Leonard Jacobs is associate professor and Aaron Aronov Chair of Judaic Studies in the department of religious studies at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. He is the author of Shirot Bialik: A New and Annotated Translation of Chaim Nachman Bialik's Epic Poems, Raphael Lemkin's Thoughts on Nai Genocide: Not Guilty? and Contemporary Christian and Contemporary Jewish Religious Responses to the Shoah.

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