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Anthropology and Genocide  

Kevin Lewis O'Neill

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article explores the relationship between anthropology and genocide. Anthropology is the study of culture — the attitudes, behaviours, and practices that constitute a given community. ... More

Case Study: “Above all, we need the WITNESS”: The Oral History of Holocaust Survivor  

Jessica Wiederhorn

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Nov 2010
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Sep 2012
Holocaust survivor and witness accounts began long before the Second World War ended. Diaries, journals, letters, notes hidden, buried, and stuffed into jars or between floor boards were ... More

Central and Late Medieval Europe  

Len Scales

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines genocide in the Central and late Medieval Europe. The existence of peoples in Europe in the central and later Middle Ages reflected the facts of power: for ... More

Colonial Latin America  

Nicholas A. Robins

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article explores the genocides of conquest and colonization in Latin America, highlighting the shortcomings of conventional definitions of genocide. According to some interpretations ... More

Early Medieval Europe: The Case of Britain and Ireland  

James E. Fraser

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the concept of genocide in early Medieval Europe, looking at Britain and Ireland. Scholars have good reason to baulk at the application of a term like genocide, with ... More

Ethnic Cleansing  

Philipp Ther

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
One can define ethnic cleansing as a mass-scale, violent, and permanent removal of an ethnically defined group from one territory to a perceived external homeland. Deportations within a ... More

‘Ethnic Cleansing’ versus Genocide?  

Benjamin Lieberman

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article compares ethnic cleansing with genocide. Since the 1990s, ethnic cleansing has become one of the most widely known forms of violence directed against groups. Ethnic cleansing ... More

Eugenics and genocide  

A. Dirk Moses and Dan Stone

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the historical relationship between biopolitics, eugenics, racial hygiene, and genocide globally in this period. It describes that as the historiography of eugenics ... More

Eugenics and the Jews  

Raphael Falk

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the role that eugenics plays in Jewish life, especially in shaping how Jews confronted the world, and engages Jewish and non-Jewish researchers alike. It discusses ... More

From Past to Future: Prospects for Genocide and Its Avoidance in the Twenty‐First Century  

Mark Levene

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article presents two scenarios that might have a huge influence for the prospects of genocide in the future: the carrying capacity of the planet and global warming. The key point ... More

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