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Description - Genocide by Alexander Laban Hinton

During the 20th century tens of millions of people were annihilated by genocidal regimes. As we enter the 21st century, we must look back and attempt to comprehend what has been aptly termed the "century of genocide." It is only through such understanding that we can begin to imagine ways of preventing or minimizing future atrocities. Genocide: An Anthropological Reader lays the foundation for a ground-breaking "anthropology of genocide" by gathering together for the first time the seminal texts for learning about and understanding this phenomenon. While scholars in other fields have conducted excellent analyses of the macrolevel factors facilitating genocide, few have been able to approach genocide from the local perspective. By filling this important niche-pulling together key anthropological and interdisciplinary sources on genocide - Genocide: An Anthropological Reader stands both to make an important contribution to our understanding of genocide and to serve as a valuable resource for readers across a wide variety of fields.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631223559
ISBN-10: 063122355X
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 176mm x 20mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alexander Laban Hinton

Alexander Laban Hinton is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and a faculty fellow in the Center for Global Change and Governance at Rutgers University, Newark. He is the editor of Biocultural Approaches to the Emotions (1999) and Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide (2002), an edited collection of new research articles

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