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Empire, colony, genocide : conquest, occupation, and subaltern resistance in world history

Author: A Dirk Moses
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, [Ann Arbor, Michigan] : ProQuest Ebook Central. 2010.
Series: War and genocide, v. 12.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"In 1944, Raphael Lemkin coined the term "genocide" to describe a foreign occupation that destroyed or permanently crippled a subject population. In this tradition, Empire, Colony, Genocide embeds genocide in the epochal geopolitical transformations of the past 500 years: the European colonization of the globe, the rise and fall of the continental land empires, violent decolonization, and the formation of nation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Empire, colony, genocide : conquest, occupation, and subaltern resistance in world history.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A Dirk Moses
ISBN: 9781782382140 1782382143 9781845457198 1845457196
OCLC Number: 1049330143
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Based on a conference called 'Genocide and Colonialism' held at the University of Sydney in July 2003. --Preface.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 491 pages).
Contents: Empire, colony, genocide : keywords and the philosophy of history / A. Dirk Moses --
Anticolonialism in western political thought : the colonial origins of the concept of genocide / Andrew Fitzmaurice --
Are settler-colonies inherently genocidal? Re-reading Lemkin / John Docker --
Structure and event : settler colonialism, time, and the question of genocide / Patrick Wolfe --
"Crime without a name" : colonialism and the case for "indigenocide" / Raymond Evans --
Colonialism and genocides : notes for the analysis of the settler archive / Lorenzo Veracini --
Biopower and modern genocide / Dan Stone --
Empires, native peoples, and genocide / Mark Levene --
Serial colonialism and genocide in nineteenth-century Cambodia / Ben Kiernan --
Genocide in Tasmania : the history of an idea / Ann Curthoys --
"The aborigines ... were never annihilated, and still they are becoming extinct" : settler imperialism and genocide in nineteenth-century America and Australia / Norbert Finzsch --
Navigating the cultural encounter : Blackfoot religious resistance in Canada (c. 1870-1930) / Blanca Tovias --
From conquest to genocide : colonial rule in German southwest Africa and German east Africa / Dominik J. Schaller --
Internal colonization, inter-imperial conflict and the Armenian genocide / Donald Bloxham --
Genocidal impulses and fantasies in imperial Russia / Robert Geraci --
Colonialism and genocide in Nazi-occupied Poland and Ukraine / David Furber and Wendy Lower --
Genocide from below : the great rebellion of 1780-82 in the southern Andes / David Cahill --
The brief genocide of the Eurasians in Indonesia, 1945/46 / Robert Cribb --
Savages, subjects, and sovereigns: conjunctions of modernity, genocide, and colonialism / Alexander Hinton.
Series Title: War and genocide, v. 12.
Responsibility: edited by A. Dirk Moses.

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"In 1944, Raphael Lemkin coined the term "genocide" to describe a foreign occupation that destroyed or permanently crippled a subject population. In this tradition, Empire, Colony, Genocide embeds genocide in the epochal geopolitical transformations of the past 500 years: the European colonization of the globe, the rise and fall of the continental land empires, violent decolonization, and the formation of nation states. It thereby challenges the customary focus on twentieth-century mass crimes and shows that genocide and "ethnic cleansing" have been intrinsic to imperial expansion. The complexity of the colonial encounter is reflected in the contrast between the insurgent identities and genocidal strategies that subaltern peoples sometimes developed to expel the occupiers, and those local elites and creole groups that the occupiers sought to co-opt. Presenting case studies on the Americas, Australia, Africa, Asia, the Ottoman Empire, Imperial Russia, and the Nazi "Third Reich," leading authorities examine the colonial dimension of the genocide concept as well as the imperial systems and discourses that enabled conquest. Empire, Colony, Genocide is a world history of genocide that highlights what Lemkin called "the role of the human group and its tribulations.""--

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