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The Resource The order of genocide : race, power, and war in Rwanda, Scott Straus

The order of genocide : race, power, and war in Rwanda, Scott Straus

Label
The order of genocide : race, power, and war in Rwanda
Title
The order of genocide
Title remainder
race, power, and war in Rwanda
Statement of responsibility
Scott Straus
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Challenging the prevailing wisdom, Straus provides substantial new evidence about local patterns of violence, using original research - including the most comprehensive surveys yet undertaken among convicted perpetrators - to assess competing theories about the causes and dynamics of the genocide. Current interpretations stress three main causes for the genocide: ethnic identity, ideology, and mass-media indoctrination (in particular the influence of hate radio). Straus's research does not deny the importance of ethnicity, but he finds that it operated more as a background condition. Instead, Straus emphasizes fear and intra-ethnic intimidation as the primary drivers of the violence. A defensive civil war and the assassination of a president created a feeling of acute insecurity. Rwanda's unusually effective state was also central, as was the country's geography and population density, which limited the number of exit options for both victims and perpetrators. In conclusion, Straus steps back from the particulars of the Rwandan genocide to offer a new, dynamic model for understanding other instances of genocide in recent history -- the Holocaust, Armenia, Cambodia, the Balkans -- and assessing the future likelihood of such events."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Straus, Scott
Dewey number
967.57104/31
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT450.435
LC item number
.S765 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genocide
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Genocide
Label
The order of genocide : race, power, and war in Rwanda, Scott Straus
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Berkeley, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Background to the genocide -- Genocide at the national and regional levels -- Local dynamics -- The genocidaires -- Why perpetrators say they committed genocide -- The logic of genocide -- Historical patterns of violence -- Rwanda's Leviathan
Control code
ocm70122507
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 273 p.
Isbn
9780801444487
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006019352
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)70122507
Label
The order of genocide : race, power, and war in Rwanda, Scott Straus
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California, Berkeley, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Background to the genocide -- Genocide at the national and regional levels -- Local dynamics -- The genocidaires -- Why perpetrators say they committed genocide -- The logic of genocide -- Historical patterns of violence -- Rwanda's Leviathan
Control code
ocm70122507
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 273 p.
Isbn
9780801444487
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006019352
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)70122507

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