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Purify and destroy : the political uses of massacre and genocide

Author: Jacques Sémelin
Publisher: London : Hurst & Company, ©2007.
Series: CERI series in comparative politics and international studies (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on the distinction between massacre and genocide, this book identifies the main steps of a general process of destruction, rational and irrational, responding to fears, resentments and utopias, and more. It compares the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide and ethnic cleansing in Bosnia-Hercegovina while respecting the specificities of each.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Sémelin
ISBN: 9781850658177 185065817X
OCLC Number: 156821384
Notes: Originally published in France in October 2005 by Editions du Seuil, Paris as 'Purifier et détruire: usages politiques des massacres et génocides'.
Description: xvi, 443 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The imaginary constructs of social destructiveness --
From inflammatory discourse to sacrificial violence --
International context, war and the media --
The dynamics of mass murder --
The vertigo of impunity --
The political uses of massacres and genocides --
Conclusion: The "never again" refrain.
Series Title: CERI series in comparative politics and international studies (London, England)
Other Titles: Purifier et détruire.
Responsibility: Jacques Sémelin ; translated from the French by Cynthia Schoch.
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'This book is a major accomplishment in the study of genocide. Using the examples of the Holocaust, massacres in the former Yugoslavia, and genocide in Rwanda, Semelin explores the deep causes, Read more...

 
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