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Redefining genocide : settler colonialism, social death and ecocide

Author: Damien Short
Publisher: London : Zed Books, Limited, [2016] ©2016.
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A startlingly original work that demonstrates how and why genocide studies has so far failed to sufficiently engage with settler colonialism, ecocide and capitalism as key drivers of genocides.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Damien Short
ISBN: 9781783601707 1783601701 9781848135468 1848135467
OCLC Number: 952337076
Notes: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 20, 2016).
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Contents: Cover; Book epigraph; About the author; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Research strategy and theoretical orientation; Chapter outlines; 1. Definitional conundrums: a sociological approach to genocide; Introduction: sociology and genocide studies; Cultural genocide as genocide; Indigenous peoples: genocide or cultural change?; 2. The genocide-ecocide nexus; Ecocide and environmental destruction in the UN system: revising the Genocide Convention?; Ecocide: the missing 5th Crime Against Peace; The crime of ecocide today; 3. Palestine; Introduction Political genocidePhysical genocide; Economic genocide; Water; The ecocidal method; Cultural genocide; Conclusion; 4. Sri Lanka; Introduction; Historical context; Occupation, settler colonial genocide and the cultural method; Physical genocide; Land grabs and the economic method; Ecocide and deforestation: war and neoliberalism; Conclusion; 5. Australia; Introduction; 'Cultural genocide' in Australia; The 'Intervention'; Cultural genocide through urbanization; Ecocide and extreme energy; A series of continuing genocides and ecocides; Conclusion 6. Tar sands and the indigenous peoples of northern AlbertaIntroduction: 'the Tar Sands are killing us'; The tar sands and the Indians of Treaty 8: 'taking without grabbing'; What exactly are the 'tar sands'?; Ecologically induced genocide; Conclusion; 7. Looking to the future: where to from here?; For the field of genocide studies; For social groups, humanity and ecosystems; Conclusion; Notes; Introduction; 1 Definitional conundrums: a sociological approach to genocide; 2 The genocide-ecocide nexus; 3 Palestine; 4 Sri Lanka; 5 Australia 6 Tar sands and the indigenous peoples of northern Alberta7 Looking to the future: where to from here?; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
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'Makes fascinating, compelling, and theoretically coherent connections between colonialism, genocide, and ecological destruction. The field of genocide studies puts out a number of books each year, Read more...

 
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