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Author: Howard Adelman

Title: The Theory and History of Genocide

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Journal: The International History Review

Volume: 26

Issue: 1

Year: March 2004 (Published online: December 1, 2010)

Pages: 89-96

ISSN: 0707-5332 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1949-6540 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | Types: Genocidal Rape



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Author: Howard Adelman, Centre for Refugee Studies, York UniversityAuthor's Personal Website, Wikipedia

Abstract: »Reviews three recent studies on genocide: Monica Duffy Toft’s The Geography of Ethnic Violence: Identity, Interests and the Invisibility of Territory (2003), The Specter of Genocide: Mass Murder in Historical Perspective (2003), edited by Robert Gelliately and Ben Kiernan, and Peter Balakian’s The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America’s Response (2003). A thorough theoretical consideration of the arguments set forth in these books undermines any simplistic understanding of genocide. However, taken together the studies suggest that at least a few of these factors are present in each case: exclusionary definitions of the Other in order to consolidate a homeland, economic crisis accompanied by authoritarian leadership, revolutionary ideology, rape, and war.« (Source: Historical Abstracts)

Wikipedia: Types of rape: Genocidal rape