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The Resource A history of genocide in Africa, Timothy J. Stapleton

A history of genocide in Africa, Timothy J. Stapleton

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A history of genocide in Africa
Title
A history of genocide in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Timothy J. Stapleton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Why has Africa been the subject of so many accusations related to genocide? Indeed, the number of such allegations related to Africa has increased dramatically over the past 15 years. Popular racist mythology might suggest that Africans belong to "tribes" that are inherently antagonistic toward each other and therefore engaging in "tribal warfare" which cannot be rationally explained. This is concept is wrong, [sic] as Timothy J. Stapleton explains in A History of Genocide in Africa: the many conflicts that have plagued post-colonial Africa have had very logical explanations, and very few of these instances of African warring can be said to have resulted in genocide. Authored by an expert historian of Africa, this book examines the history of six African countries--Namibia, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, and Nigeria--in which the language of genocide has been mobilized to describe episodes of tragic mass violence. It seeks to place genocide within the context of African history, acknowledging the few instances where the international legal term genocide has been applied appropriately to episodes of mass violence in African history and identifying the many other cases where it has not and instead the term has been used in a cynical manipulation to gain some political advantage. Readers will come to understand how, to a large extent, genocide accusations related to post-colonial Africa have often served to prolong wars and cause greater loss of life. The book also clarifies how in areas of Africa where genocides have actually occurred, there appears to have been a common history of the imposition of racial ideologies and hierarchies during the colonial era--which when combined with other factors such as the local geography, demography, religion, and/or economics, resulted in tragic and appalling outcomes."--Inside jacket flaps
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Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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1967-
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Stapleton, Timothy J.
Dewey number
364.151096
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT30.5
LC item number
.S74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Praeger security international
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genocide
  • Genocide (International law)
  • Civil war
  • Africa
Label
A history of genocide in Africa, Timothy J. Stapleton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Namibia -- Rwanda -- Burundi -- Democratic Republic of Congo -- Sudan and South Sudan -- Nigeria -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Maps
Control code
ocn965154092
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9781440830518
Lccn
2016054577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781440830518
  • (OCoLC)965154092
Label
A history of genocide in Africa, Timothy J. Stapleton
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Namibia -- Rwanda -- Burundi -- Democratic Republic of Congo -- Sudan and South Sudan -- Nigeria -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Maps
Control code
ocn965154092
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
268 pages
Isbn
9781440830518
Lccn
2016054577
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781440830518
  • (OCoLC)965154092

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