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Title: Understanding Atrocities: Remembering, Representing and Teaching Genocide
Authors: Murray, Scott W.
Keywords: Political Science;War;Genocide;History
Issue Date: Feb-2017
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Series/Report no.: Arts in Action;1
Abstract: Understanding Atrocities is a wide-ranging collection of essays bridging scholarly and community-based efforts to understand and respond to the global, transhistorical problem of genocide. The essays in this volume investigate how evolving, contemporary views on mass atrocity frame and complicate the possibilities for the understanding and prevention of genocide. The contributors ask, among other things, what are the limits of the law, of history, of literature, and of education in understanding and representing genocidal violence? What are the challenges we face in teaching and learning about extreme events such as these, and how does the language we use contribute to or impair what can be taught and learned about genocide? Who gets to decide if it's genocide and who its victims are? And how does the demonization of perpetrators of atrocity prevent us from confronting the complicity of others, or of ourselves? Through a multi-focused and multidisciplinary investigation of these questions, Understanding Atrocities demonstrates the vibrancy and breadth of the contemporary state of genocide studies. With contributions by: Amarnath Amarasingam, Andrew R. Basso, Kristin Burnett, Lori Chambers, Laura Beth Cohen, Travis Hay, Steven Leonard Jacobs, Lorraine Markotic, Sarah Minslow, Donia Mounsef, Adam Muller, Scott W. Murray, Christopher Powell, and Raffi Sarkissian
ISSN: 2371-6134
Appears in Collections:University of Calgary Press Open Access Books

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9781552388860_chapter00.pdfIntroduction1.21 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388860_chapter01.pdf1. Atrocity and Proto-Genocide in Sri Lanka1.26 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388860_chapter02.pdf2. Finding Global Justice Locally at Sites of Atrocity: The Case for the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Center and Cemetery2.65 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388860_chapter03.pdf3. Troubling History, Troubling Law: The Question of Indigenous Genocide in Canada1.22 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388860_chapter04.pdf4. The Benefits and Challenges of Genocide Education: A Case Study of the Armenian Genocide1.19 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388860_chapter05.pdf5. “We Charge Genocide”: A Historical Petition All but Forgotten and Unknown1.21 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388860_chapter06.pdf6. “A Tragedy to be Sure”: Heteropatriarchy, Historical Amnesia, and Housing Crises in Northern Ontario1.23 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388860_chapter07.pdf7. Remembering Them All: Including and Excluding Atrocity Crime Victims1.27 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388860_chapter08.pdf8. Helping Children Understand Atrocities: Developing and Implementing an Undergraduate Course Titled War and Genocide in Children’s Literature1.22 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388860_chapter09.pdf9. Thinking About Nazi Atrocities Without Thinking About Nazi Atrocities: Limited Thinking as Legacy in Schlink’s The Reader1.25 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388860_chapter10.pdf10. Atrocity, Banality and Jouissance in Performance1.21 MBAdobe PDFView/Open
9781552388860_backmatter.pdfBack Matter2.82 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

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