The Anthropology of Genocide
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Annihilating Difference by Alexander Laban Hinton
Book DescriptionGenocide is one of the most pressing issues that confronts us today. Its death toll is staggering: over one hundred million dead. Because of their intimate experience in the communities where genocide takes place, anthropologists are uniquely positioned to explain how and why this mass annihilation occurs and the types of devastation genocide causes. This ground breaking book, the first collection of original essays on genocide to be published in anthropology, explores a wide range of cases, including Nazi Germany, Cambodia, Guatemala, Rwanda, and Bosnia.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520230293
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alexander Laban Hinton
Man or Monster?, Paperback (November 2016)
Alexander Laban Hinton offers a detailed analysis of a former Khmer Rouge security center commandant who was convicted for overseeing the interrogation, torture, and execution of nearly 20,000 Cambodians. Interested in how someone becomes an executioner, Hinton provides numerous ways to consider justice, genocide, memory, truth, and humanity.
Genocide and Mass Violence, Hardback (November 2014)
Genocide and Mass Violence brings together a unique mix of anthropologists, psychiatrists, psychologists and historians to examine the effects of mass trauma.
Genocide, Paperback (December 2001)» View all books by Alexander Laban Hinton
* Gathers key anthropological and interdisciplinary writings on genocide together for the first time and explores attempts to define genocide. * Traces the history of genocide in the 20th century with discussion of the Holocaust, and examples from Bosnia, Cambodia, Africa, and Latin America.
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Author Biography - Alexander Laban Hinton
Alexander Laban Hinton is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University. He is editor of Biocultural Approaches to the Emotions (1999) and Genocide: An Anthropological Reader (2001).
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