Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide (California Series in Public Anthropology v. 3)

Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide (California Series in Public Anthropology v. 3)

By: Alexander Laban Hinton (editor), Kenneth Roth (foreword_author)Paperback

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Genocide 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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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).


List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgments 1. The Dark Side of Modernity: Toward an Anthropology of Genocide Alexander Laban Hinton I. Modernity's Edges: Genocide and Indigenous Peoples 2. Genocide against Indigenous Peoples David Maybury-Lewis 3. Confronting Genocide and Ethnocide of Indigenous Peoples: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Definition, Intervention, Prevention, and Advocacy Samuel Totten, William S. Parsons, and Robert K. Hitchcock II. Essentializing Difference: Anthropologists in the Holocaust 4. Justifying Genocide: Archaeology and the Construction of Difference Bettina Arnold 5. Scientific Racism in Service of the Reich: German Anthropologists in the Nazi Era Gretchen E. Schafft III. Annihilating Difference: Local Dimensions of Genocide 6. The Cultural Face of Terror in the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 Christopher C. Taylor 7. Dance, Music, and the Nature of Terror in Democratic Kampuchea Toni Shapiro-Phim 8. Averted Gaze: Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina 1992--1995 Tone Bringa IV. Genocide's Wake: Trauma, Memory, Coping, and Renewal 9. Archives of Violence: The Holocaust and the German Politics of Memory Uli Linke 10. Aftermaths of Genocide: Cambodian Villagers May Ebihara and Judy Ledgerwood 11. Terror, Grief, and Recovery: Genocidal Trauma in a Mayan Village in Guatemala Beatriz Manz 12. Recent Developments in the International Law of Genocide: An Anthropological Perspective on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Paul J. Magnarella V. Critical Reflections: Anthropology and the Study of Genocide 13. Inoculations of Evil in the U.S.-Mexican Border Region: Reflections on the Genocidal Potential of Symbolic Violence Carole Nagengast 14. Coming to our Senses: Anthropology and Genocide Nancy Scheper-Hughes 15. Culture, Genocide, and a Public Anthropology John R. Bowen List of Contributors Index

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  • publication date: 24/07/2002
  • ISBN13: 9780520230293
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 419
  • ID: 9780520230293
  • weight: 513
  • ISBN10: 0520230299

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