1st Edition

Genocide of Indigenous Peoples A Critical Bibliographic Review

Edited By Robert Hitchcock Copyright 2011
    307 Pages
    by Routledge

    314 Pages
    by Routledge

    An estimated 350 to 600 million indigenous people reside across the globe. Numerous governments fail to recognize its indigenous peoples living within their borders. It was not until the latter part of the twentieth century that the genocide of indigenous peoples became a major focus of human rights activists, non-governmental organizations, international development and finance institutions such as the United Nations and the World Bank, and indigenous and other community-based organizations.

    Scholars and activists began paying greater attention to the struggles between Fourth World peoples and First, Second, and Third World states because of illegal actions of nation-states against indigenous peoples, indigenous groups' passive and active resistance to top-down development, and concerns about the impacts of transnational forces including what is now known as globalization.

    This volume offers a clear message for genocide scholars and others concerned with crimes against humanity and genocide: much greater attention must be paid to the plight of all peoples, indigenous and otherwise, no matter how small in scale, how little-known, how "invisible" or hidden from view.

    Introduction: The Genocide of Indigenous Peoples, 1. Genocide of Native Americans: Historical Facts and Historiographical Debates, 2. Genocide in Colonial South-West Africa: The German War against the Herero and Nama, 1904-1907, 3. Genocide of Canadian First Nations, 4. The Destruction of Aboriginal Society in Australia, 5. Genocide in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, 6. Genocide of Khoekhoe and San Peoples of Southern Africa, 7. The Ache of Paraguay and Other “Isolated” Latin American Indigenous Peoples: Genocide or Ethnocide?, 8. Genocide of the Nuba, 9. The Darfur Genocide, 10. Genocide in Guatemala, Index


    Robert Hitchcock