This book explores concepts of Cultural genocide, its definitions, place in international law, the systems and methods that contribute to its manifestations, and its occurrences.
Through a systematic approach and comprehensive analysis, international and interdisciplinary contributors from the fields of genocide studies, legal studies, criminology, sociology, archaeology, human rights, colonial studies, and anthropology examine the legal, structural, and political issues associated with cultural genocide. This includes a series of geographically representative case studies from the USA, Brazil, Australia, West Papua, Iraq, Palestine, Iran, and Canada.
This volume is unique in its interdisciplinarity, regional coverage, and the various methods of cultural genocide represented, and will be of interest to scholars of genocide studies, cultural studies and human rights, international law, international relations, indigenous studies, anthropology, and history.
Introduction: Bringing Cultural Genocide into the Mainstream
Part I: Cultural Genocide in International Law
1. Raphaël Lemkin: Culture and Cultural Genocide
2. An Historical Perspective: The Exclusion of Cultural Genocide from the Genocide Convention
3. A Modern Perspective: The Current Status of Cultural Genocide Under International Law
Part II: Global Manifestations of Cultural Genocide
Section One: Settler Colonialism, Forced Assimilation, and Indigenous Genocide
4. Destroying Indigenous Cultures in the United States
Lauren Carasik and Jeffrey Bachman
5. Genocide and Settler Colonialism: How a Lemkinian Concept of Genocide Informs Our Understanding of the Ongoing Situation of the Guar ani Kaiowá in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
6. A Political Economy of Genocide in Australia: The Architecture of Dispossession Then and Now
Martin Crook and Damien Short
7. Colonialism and Cold Genocide: The Case of West Papua
Section Two: Cultural Destruction
8. Heritage Wars: A Cultural Genocide in Iraq
9. A Century of Cultural Genocide in Palestine
10. The Baha’i Community of Iran: Cultural Genocide and Resilience
Section Three: Justice and Restitution
11. Ontological Redress: The Natural and the Material in Transformative Justice for ‘Cultural’ Genocide
The Routledge Series in Genocide and Crimes against Humanity publishes cutting-edge research and reflections on these urgently contemporary topics. While focusing on political-historical approaches to genocide and other mass crimes, the series is open to diverse contributions from the social sciences, humanities, law, and beyond. Proposals for both sole-authored and edited volumes are welcome.