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In the last two decades, the field of comparative genocide studies has produced an increasingly rich literature on the targeting of various groups for extermination and other atrocities, throughout history and around the contemporary world. However, the phenomenon of "genocides by the oppressed," that is, retributive genocidal actions carried out by subaltern actors, has received almost no attention. The prominence in such genocides of non-state actors, combined with the perceived moral ambiguities of retributive genocide that arise in analyzing genocidal acts "from below," have so far eluded serious investigation. Genocides by the Oppressed addresses this oversight, opening the subject of subaltern genocide for exploration by scholars of genocide, ethnic conflict, and human rights. Focusing on case studies of such genocide, the contributors explore its sociological, anthropological, psychological, symbolic, and normative dimensions.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. INTRODUCTION: Subaltern Genocide in Theory and Practice
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. 1 SYMBOLISM AND SUBALTERNITY: The 1680 Pueblo Revolt of New Mexico and the 1780–82 Andean Great Rebellion
  2. pp. 25-46
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  1. 2 ON THE GENOCIDAL ASPECT OF CERTAIN SUBALTERN UPRISINGS: A Research Note
  2. pp. 47-57
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  1. 3 ETHICAL CLEANSING?: The Expulsion of Germans from Central and Eastern Europe
  2. pp. 58-83
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  1. 4 OPPRESSION AND VENGEANCE IN THE CAMBODIAN GENOCIDE
  2. pp. 84-102
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  1. 5 FROM JASENOVAC TO SREBRENICA: Subaltern Genocide and the Serbs
  2. pp. 103-121
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  1. 6 VISIONS OF THE “OPPRESSOR” IN RWANDA’S PRE-GENOCIDAL MEDIA
  2. pp. 122-137
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  1. 7 GENOCIDE, HUMILIATION, AND INFERIORITY: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
  2. pp. 138-158
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  1. 8 EVOLUTION, PRIMATES, AND SUBALTERN GENOCIDE
  2. pp. 159-184
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  1. 9 “WHEN THE RABBIT’S GOT THE GUN” Subaltern Genocide and the Genocidal Continuum
  2. pp. 185-208
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  1. BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
  2. pp. 209-210
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 211-217
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253002976
Related ISBN
9780253353092
MARC Record
OCLC
434586620
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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