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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

Gender and Genocide  

Elisa von Joeden‐Forgey

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article aims to shows that a consideration of gender is crucial to the understanding of the crime of genocide, because genocide is an historical process that is, at its core, about ... More

Genocidal Warfare in North‐east Africa  

Alex de Waal

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
The modern history of the Horn of Africa is marked by protracted violence. The two powerful states of the region, Ethiopia and Sudan, are hybrid imperial creations from African and ... More

Genocide and Mass Violence in the ‘Heart of Darkness’: Africa in the Colonial Period  

Dominik J. Schaller

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses genocide and mass violence in Africa during the colonial period. While European colonial rule lasted only several decades, it had a profound impact on Africa. The ... More

Genocide and Memory  

Dan Stone

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article explores the history of genocide by looking at collective memories, from the point of view of Western culture. Western culture is suffused with autobiographies, especially ... More

Genocide and Population Displacement in Post‐Communist Eastern Europe  

Cathie Carmichael

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
Between 1990 and 2010, the political map of the Balkans and Caucasus changed as Communist regimes collapsed and border disputes escalated. Some of the most bitter conflicts were in areas ... More

Genocide at the Twilight of the Ottoman Empire  

Hilmar Kaiser

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article considers the development of the genocide in the context of wider Ottoman demographic policies and late Ottoman history. World War I saw the almost complete annihilation of ... More

Genocide in the Ancient World  

Hans van Wees

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines genocide in the ancient world, by examining European literature and comparing the atrocities committed during the events of the Trojan War. The massacre of all Troy's ... More

The Law and Genocide  

William A. Schabas

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses genocide as a legal concept. The crime of genocide has been incorporated within the national legal systems of many countries, where national legislators have imposed ... More

Mass Deportations, Ethnic Cleansing, and Genocidal Politics in the Later Russian Empire and the USSR  

Nicolas Werth

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
Between the middle of the nineteenth century and the middle of the twentieth, the immense areas of the Russian Empire and then the Soviet Union saw some extreme forms of state violence, ... More

Military Intervention  

Alex J. Bellamy

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the role that military intervention can play in ending genocide and the political, moral, and legal debates that surround it. The first section briefly examines how ... More

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