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The Resource A century of genocide : utopias of race and nation, Eric D. Weitz, (electronic resource)

A century of genocide : utopias of race and nation, Eric D. Weitz, (electronic resource)

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A century of genocide : utopias of race and nation
Title
A century of genocide
Title remainder
utopias of race and nation
Statement of responsibility
Eric D. Weitz
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Why did the twentieth century witness unprecedented organized genocide? Can we learn why genocide is perpetrated by comparing different cases of genocide? Is the Holocaust unique, or does it share causes and features with other cases of state-sponsored mass murder? Can genocide be prevented? Blending gripping narrative with trenchant analysis, Eric Weitz investigates four of the twentieth century's major eruptions of genocide: the Soviet Union under Stalin, Nazi Germany, Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, and the former Yugoslavia. Drawing on historical sources as well as trial records, memoirs, novels, and poems, Weitz explains the prevalence of genocide in the twentieth century--and shows how and why it became so systematic and deadly. Weitz depicts the searing brutality of each genocide and traces its origins back to those most powerful categories of the modern world: race and nation. He demonstrates how, in each of the cases, a strong state pursuing utopia promoted a particular mix of extreme national and racial ideologies. In moments of intense crisis, these states targeted certain national and racial groups, believing that only the annihilation of these "enemies" would enable the dominant group to flourish. And in each instance, large segments of the population were enticed to join in the often ritualistic actions that destroyed their neighbors. This book offers some of the most absorbing accounts ever written of the population purges forever associated with the names Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, and Milosevic. A controversial and richly textured comparison of these four modern cases, it identifies the social and political forces that produce genocide
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Weitz, Eric D
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Genocide
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A century of genocide : utopias of race and nation, Eric D. Weitz, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HURI;2803288
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Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 9, 2014)
Bibliography note
Includes glossary, bibliographical references, and index
Contents
Abbreviations -- An Armenian prelude -- Introduction : genocides in the twentieth century -- Chapter one : race and nation : an intellectual history -- Chapter two : nation, race, and state socialism : the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin -- Chapter three : the primacy of race : Nazi Germany -- Chapter four : racial communism : Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge -- Chapter five : national communism : Serbia and the Bosnia War -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
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ASP2587247/huri
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (360 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400825509
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400825509
  • (OCoLC)437266803
Label
A century of genocide : utopias of race and nation, Eric D. Weitz, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HURI;2803288
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 9, 2014)
Bibliography note
Includes glossary, bibliographical references, and index
Contents
Abbreviations -- An Armenian prelude -- Introduction : genocides in the twentieth century -- Chapter one : race and nation : an intellectual history -- Chapter two : nation, race, and state socialism : the Soviet Union under Lenin and Stalin -- Chapter three : the primacy of race : Nazi Germany -- Chapter four : racial communism : Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge -- Chapter five : national communism : Serbia and the Bosnia War -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ASP2587247/huri
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (360 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400825509
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400825509
  • (OCoLC)437266803

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