The Historiography of Genocide 2008

The Historiography of Genocide 2008

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The Historiography of Genocide is an indispensable guide to the development of the emerging discipline of genocide studies and the only available assessment of the historical literature pertaining to genocides.show more

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  • Paperback | 655 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 44mm | 961.61g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • biography
  • 0230279554
  • 9780230279551
  • 638,656

Review quote

'Taken as a survey of existing knowledge and our attempts to understand, it provides essential reference points for scholars and guides for students. As a whole, the volume is more comprehensive than any of the major single-authored works which have appeared in recent years; it achieves its goal of providing a guide to the literature as well as to the historical record. Second, the book enables us to evaluate the state of genocide historiography and studies. It shows us the deep contradictions between what we may call the 'old' genocide studies and the new approaches, which themselves face formidable challenges in developing coherent historical interpretations.' - Martin Shaw, Journal of Genocide Research 'This excellent book represents a substantial achievement by the editor. The individual essays are generally well-balanced and informative without being unnecessarily formulaic. They go beyond the remit of the title to actually offer new syntheses of the events as well as worthwhile assessments of existing interpretative literature. On the whole, this collection offers excellent value for teachers and scholars. Professor Stone has built on the strong foundations laid in his earlier edited work on the Historiography of the Holocaust, which also offered a mixture of interpretation and synthesis.' - Cathie Carmichael, Journal of Modern Jewish Studies '...Dan Stone's volume is the best proof that Genocide Studies are constantly growing, lively, multifaceted, and inspiring for many scholars, coming from very different backgrounds and perspectives. And it is a welcome and indispensable guide through the recent developments, the concepts, and discussions' -Dirk Rupnow, Institute for Contemporary Historyshow more

About Anton Weiss-Wendt

TONY BARTA Research Associate, La Trobe University, Australia DORIS L. BERGEN Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies, University of Toronto, Canada DONALD BLOXHAM Reader in History, University of Edinburgh, UK ALFRED A. CAVE Professor of History, University of Toledo, USA ANN CURTHOYS Manning Clark Professor of History, Australian National University, Australia VEENA DAS Kriger-Eisenhower Professor at the Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University, USA JOHN DOCKER Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Australia FATMA MUGE GOCEK Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA ROBERT M. HAYDEN Professor of Anthropology, Law and Public& International Affairs and Director of the Center for Russian& East European Studies at, University of Pittsburgh, USA ROBERT K. HITCHCOCK Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA ADAM JONES Visiting Fellow, Yale Genocide Studies Program, USA BEN KIERNAN A. Whitney Griswold Professor of History and Professor of International and Area Studies at Yale University, USA THOMAS E. KOPERSKI Humanities Researcher and Postgraduate student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA JEAN-LOUIS MARGOLIN Senior Lecturer in History, University of Provence in Aix-en-Provence, France A. DIRK MOSES Lecturer in History, University of Sydney, Australia DAVID MOSHMAN Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska, USA VICTORIA SANFORD Associate Professor of Anthropology, Lehman College, City University of New York, USA WILLIAM A. SCHABAS Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland DAN STONE Professor of Modern History at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK SCOTT STRAUS Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA IAN TALBOT Director of the Centre for Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies, University of Southampton, UK ROBERT VAN KRIEKEN Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney, Australia ANTON WEISS-WENDT Centre for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities Olso, Norway NICOLAS WERTH Director of Research at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Paris, France JURGEN ZIMMERER Lecturer in International History, University of Sheffield, UKshow more

Table of contents

Introduction; D.Stone PART I: CONCEPTS Defining Genocide; A.Curthoys& J.Docker Problems of Comparative Genocide Scholarship; A.Weiss-Wendt Conceptions of Genocide and Perceptions of History; D.Moshman Collective Violence and the Shifting Categories of Communal Riots, Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide; V.Das Cultural Genocide in Australia; R.van Krieken Genocide and Modernity; A.D.Moses Religion and Genocide: A Historiographical Survey; D.L.Bergen Gender and Genocide; A.Jones Prosecuting Genocide; W.Schabas PART II: CASE STUDIES Genocide in the AmericaS; A.A.Cave Decent Disposal: Australian Historians and the Recovery of Genocide; T.Barta Colonial Genocide: The Herero and Nama War (1904-1908) in German Southwest Africa and its Significance; J.Zimmerer The Armenian Genocide; D.Bloxham& F.M.Gocek The Holocaust and its Historiography; D.Stone The Crimes of the Stalinist Regime: Outline for an Inventory and Classification; N.Werth The Partition of India; I.Talbot Mao's China: The Worst Non-Genocidal Regime?; J-L.Margolin Documentation Delayed, Justice Denied: The Historiography of the Cambodian Genocide; B.Kiernan Mass Killings and Images of Genocide in Bosnia, 1941-45 and 1992-95; R.M.Hayden The Historiography of the Rwandan Genocide; S.Straus !Si Hubo Genocidio in Guatemala! Yes There Was Genocide in Guatemala!; V.Sanford Genocides of Indigenous Peoples; R.K.Hitchcock& T.E.Koperskishow more

Review Text

'Taken as a survey of existing knowledge and our attempts to understand, it provides essential reference points for scholars and guides for students. As a whole, the volume is more comprehensive than any of the major single-authored works which have appeared in recent years; it achieves its goal of providing a guide to the literature as well as to the historical record. Second, the book enables us to evaluate the state of genocide historiography and studies. It shows us the deep contradictions between what we may call the 'old' genocide studies and the new approaches, which themselves face formidable challenges in developing coherent historical interpretations.' - Martin Shaw, Journal of Genocide Research 'This excellent book represents a substantial achievement by the editor. The individual essays are generally well-balanced and informative without being unnecessarily formulaic. They go beyond the remit of the title to actually offer new syntheses of the events as well as worthwhile assessments of existing interpretative literature. On the whole, this collection offers excellent value for teachers and scholars. Professor Stone has built on the strong foundations laid in his earlier edited work on the Historiography of the Holocaust, which also offered a mixture of interpretation and synthesis.' - Cathie Carmichael, Journal of Modern Jewish Studies '...Dan Stone's volume is the best proof that Genocide Studies are constantly growing, lively, multifaceted, and inspiring for many scholars, coming from very different backgrounds and perspectives. And it is a welcome and indispensable guide through the recent developments, the concepts, and discussions' -Dirk Rupnow, Institute for Contemporary Historyshow more