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Pioneers of Genocide Studies

1st Edition

Edited by Samuel Totten, Steven Jacobs

Routledge

636 pages

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From the early efforts that emerged in the struggle against Nazism, and over the past half century, the field of genocide studies has grown in reach to include five genocide centers across the globe and well over one hundred Holocaust centers. This work enables a new generation of scholars, researchers, and policymakers to assess the major foci of the field, develop ways and means to intervene and prevent future genocides, and review the successes and failures of the past.

The contributors to Pioneers of Genocide Studies approach the questions of greatest relevance in a personal way, crafting a statement that reveals one's individual voice, persuasions, literary style, scholarly perspectives, and relevant details of one's life. The book epitomizes scholarly autobiographical writing at its best. The book also includes the most important works by each author on the issue of genocide.

Among the contributors are experts in the Armenian, Bosnian, and Cambodian genocides, as well as the Holocaust against the Jewish people. The contributors are Rouben Adalian, M. Cherif Bassiouni, Israel W. Charney, Vahakn Dadrian, Helen Fein, Barbara Harff, David Hawk, Herbert Hirsch, Irving Louis Horowitz, Richard Hovannisian, Henry Huttenbach, Leo Kuper, Raphael Lemkin, James E. Mace, Eric Markusen, Robert Melson, R.J. Rummel, Roger W. Smith, Gregory H. Stanton, Ervin Staub, Colin Tatz, Yves Ternan, and the co-editors. The work represents a high watermark in the reflections and self-reflections on the comparative study of genocide.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Samuel Totten and Steven Leonard Jacobs

*Historians*

1.Finding the Words - Rouben Paul Adalian

2.Confronting the Armenian Genocide - Richard G. Hovannisian

3.Vita Felix, Via Dolorosa: An Academic Journey towards Genocide - Henry R. Huttenbach

4.Facts and Values: A Personal Intellectual Exploration - James E. Mace

5.The Questioner - Yves Ternon

*Political Scientists*

6.A German-born Genocide Scholar - Barbara Harff

7.Studying Genocide to Protect Life - Herbert Hirsch

8.How I Came to the Study of Genocide - Kurt Jonassohn

9.My Journey in the Study of Genocide - Robert Melson

10.From the Study of War and Revolution toDemocide—Power Kills - R. J. Rummel

11.Who Is My Neighbor? - Roger W. Smith

12.Breaking the Membrane - Colin Tatz

*Sociologists*

13.From Social Action to Social Theory and Back: Paths and Circles- Helen Fein

14.The Quest for Scholarship in My Pathos for the Armenian Tragedy and Its Victims- Vahakn N. Dadrian

15.Gauging Genocide: Social Science Dimensions and Dilemmas - Irving Louis Horowitz

16.Leo Kuper: A Giant Pioneer - Israel W. Charny

17.My Path to Genocide Studies - Eric Markusen

*Lawyers and Jurists*

18.Bearing Witness- M. Cherif Bassiouni

19.Totally Unofficial Man - Raphael Lemkin

20.The Call - Gregory H. Stanton

*Psychologists*

21.A Passion for Life and Rage at the Wasting of Life - Israel W. Charny

22. The Roots and Prevention of Genocide and Other Collective Violence: A Life's Work Shaped by a Child's Experience - Ervin Staub

*Theologian*

23.From Holocaust to Genocide: The Journey Continues - Steven Leonard Jacobs

*Independent Scholars*

24.Confronting Genocide in Cambodia - David Hawk

25.A Matter of Conscience - Samuel Totten

Selected Bibliography

About the Contributors

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL061000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Genocide & War Crimes