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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

About the Author(s):

Scott W. Murray is Associate Professor of History at Mount Royal University. He was a Hess Faculty Fellow in the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2015, and a Holocaust Education Foundation Fellow at Northwestern University in 2013. He was also the recipient of the Calgary Jewish Community Award for Holocaust and Human Rights in 2011 and 2013.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 14 of 14
Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)/Advisor(s)
2017Back MatterMurray, Scott W.
2017Atrocity, Banality, and Jouissance in PerformanceMounsef, Donia; Murray, Scott W.
2017Thinking About Nazi Atrocities Without Thinking About Nazi Atrocities: Limited Thinking as Legacy in Schlink’s The ReaderMarkotic, Lorraine; Murray, Scott W.
2017Helping Children Understand Atrocities: Developing and Implementing an Undergraduate Course Titled War and Genocide in Children’s LiteratureMinslow, Sarah; Murray, Scott W.
2017Remembering Them All: Including and Excluding Atrocity Crime VictimsBasso, Andrew R.; Murray, Scott W.
2017“A Tragedy to be Sure”: Heteropatriarchy, Historical Amnesia, and Housing Crises in Northern OntarioHay, Travis; Burnett, Kristin; Chambers, Lori; Murray, Scott W.
2017“We Charge Genocide”: A Historical Petition All but Forgotten and UnknownJacobs, Steven Leonard; Murray, Scott W.
2017The Benefits and Challenges of Genocide Education: A Case Study of the Armenian GenocideSarkissian, Raffi; Murray, Scott W.
2017Troubling History, Troubling Law: The Question of Indigenous Genocide in CanadaMuller, Adam; Murray, Scott W.
2017Finding Global Justice Locally at Sites of Atrocity: The Case for the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Center and CemeteryCohen, Laura Beth; Murray, Scott W.
2017Atrocity and Proto-Genocide in Sri LankaPowell, Christopher; Amarasingam, Amarnath; Murray, Scott W.
2017IntroductionMurray, Scott W; Murray, Scott W.
2017Front MatterMurray, Scott W; Murray, Scott W.
Feb-2017Understanding Atrocities: Remembering, Representing and Teaching GenocideMurray, Scott W.
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 14 of 14