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Taking lives : genocide and state power

Author: Irving Louis Horowitz
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J., U.S.A. : Transaction Publishers, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th ed., revView all editions and formats
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"Taking Lives is a pivotal effort to reconstruct the social and political contexts of twentieth-century, state-inspired mass murder. Irving Louis Horowitz re-examines genocide from a new perspective - viewing this issue as the defining element in the political sociology of our time. The fifth edition includes approximately 30 percent new materials with five new chapters."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving Louis Horowitz
ISBN: 0765800942 9780765800947 0765808803 9780765808806
OCLC Number: 46703157
Description: xiv, 447 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Anselm L. Strauss --
Present as History --
New Beginnings --
Defining Genocide --
Counting Bodies --
Collectivizing Death --
Individualizing Life --
Past as Prologue --
Democracy, Autocracy, and Terrorism --
Human Rights and Personal Responsibilities --
Bureaucracy and State Power --
Nationalism and Genocidal Systems --
Totalitarianism as a Penal Colony --
Future as Memory --
Memory as History --
Banality of State Power --
A Natural History of the Holocaust --
Jewish Survival in a Post-Holocaust World --
Toward a General Theory of State-Sponsored Crime --
Functional and Existential Visions of Genocide --
Exclusivity and Inclusivity of Collective Death --
Surviving the Genocidal State --
Studying Genocide --
Life, Death, and Sociology --
Researching Genocide --
Gauging Genocide.
Responsibility: Irving Louis Horowitz.

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