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by Martin Shaw

Category: Social Sciences
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Author: Martin Shaw
ISBN: 0745631827
ISBN13: 978-0745631820
Language: English
Publisher: Polity; 1 edition (March 12, 2007)
Pages: 232
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Martin Shaw is a historical sociologist of global politics,war and genocide and the . This is not a book for the light reader

Martin Shaw is a historical sociologist of global politics,war and genocide and the author War and Genocide and Genocide andInternational Relations. This is not a book for the light reader. It is a rather academically oriented study, the reading and understanding of which is made further difficult by the author's writing style, from time to time quite abstract if not obscure. He is, obviously, not satisfied by the definition of the genocide supplied by the UN Convention.

Martin Shaw argues that genocide studies have mistakenly focused on the intentions of the perpetrators and the . In this intellectually and politically potent new book, Martin Shaw proposes a way through the confusion surrounding the idea of genocide

Martin Shaw argues that genocide studies have mistakenly focused on the intentions of the perpetrators and the identities of the victims rather than on the structure of conflict situations. He wants us to return closer to Raphael Lemkin?s original definition of genocide, which focused on attacks by the armed on the unarmed. Genocide, Shaw says, is a form of war directed against civilians. In this intellectually and politically potent new book, Martin Shaw proposes a way through the confusion surrounding the idea of genocide. He considers the origins and development of the concept, and its relationships to other forms of political violence.

What Is Genocide? book. In this intellectually and politically potent new book, Martin Shaw proposes a way through the confusion surrounding the idea of genocide

What Is Genocide? book. He considers the origins and development of the concept and its relationships to other forms of political violence. Offering a radical critique of the existing literature on genocide, Shaw argues that what distinguishes genocide from mo In this intellectually and politically potent new book, Martin Shaw proposes a way through the confusion surrounding the idea of genocide.

Offering a radical critique of the existing literature on genocide, he argues that what distinguishes genocide from more legitimate warfare is that the ‘enemies’ targeted are groups and individuals of a civilian character.

In this intellectually and politically potent new book, Martin Shaw proposes a way through the confusion surrounding the idea of genocide. Offering a radical critique of the existing literature on genocide, Shaw argues that what distinguishes genocide from more legitimate warfare is that the enemies targeted are groups and individuals of a civilian character.

Martin Shaw (born 30 June 1947 in Driffield, Yorkshire) is a British sociologist and academic. He is best known for his sociological work on war, genocide and global politics.

Автор: Shaw Martin Название: What is Genocide? . The book provides a distinctive and valuable look at genocide through the lens of Latin America as well as Europe.

The book provides a distinctive and valuable look at genocide through the lens of Latin America as well as Europe. Название: First Films of the Holocaust: Soviet Cinema and the Genocide of the Jews, 1938-46 ISBN: 0822962241 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780822962243 Издательство: Eurospan Рейтинг

What is Genocide? addresses how we should understand the idea of genocide from a contemporary and historical perspective. Since the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide on December 9, 1948, by the United Nations General Assembly, the definition of genocide has not changed.

In this intellectually and politically potent new book, Martin Shaw proposes a way through the confusion surrounding the idea of genocide. He considers the origins and development of the concept and its relationships to other forms of political violence. Offering a radical critique of the existing literature on genocide, Shaw argues that what distinguishes genocide from more legitimate warfare is that the enemies targeted are groups and individuals of a civilian character. He vividly illustrates his argument from a wide range of historical episodes, and shows how the question 'What is genocide?' matters politically whenever populations are threatened by violence.

This compelling book will undoubtedly open up vigorous debate, appealing to students and scholars across the social sciences and in law. Shaw's arguments will be of lasting importance.

Comments to eBook What is Genocide?
artman
This is not a book for the light reader. It is a rather academically oriented study, the reading and understanding of which is made further difficult by the author's writing style, from time to time quite abstract if not obscure. He is, obviously, not satisfied by the definition of the genocide supplied by the UN Convention. Deeming it quite narrow in its scope, tries to arrive at a working definition more encompassing to include almost all sorts violence against the civilians. Personally I am not against blaming, and justly punishing if possible, all kinds of such violence and referring to all of them by a single title and definition. But, then, in achieving this, I am quite suspicious that "genocide" is the most proper term, which seems a little bit too stigmatizing. Another conclusion what I am inclined to deduce from the author's approach is, even considering only the last 200-250 years of history, it seems hard to imagine any state, nation or ethnic group who did not commit this crime. If it is the way how human societies do, then we obviously have no other choice than accepting the factual reality. But then again, we seem to end in a problem, in that starting to blame and alert for a horrible crime we rather conclude in banalizing or even "tautologizing" it.

Though not an academician or expert in any of social sciences, I quite agree with the author in his assertion that all sorts of genocidal violence are inevitably associated with war. To the degree that I was quite hopeful that war also would be blamed and criminalized by him. But alas! No, he does not narrowly miss doing it after all of his powerful explanations and elaborations. But rather deliberately and definitely legitimizes the war as far as it is between two armies. Then what, for example, if one of the armies is extremely strong while the other is a trivially meager one? And in the special case, that the war is decided and declared by this giant side? If the giant has some sort of absolutely destructive power, not necessarily nuclear weapon, while the other is reduced almost to rifles? What kind of an “-cide” shall we define and name, then, the result of such a war? What about Hiroshima and Nagasaki? The author unfortunately does not elaborate on neither of these questions although he has both time and space to do this and having come so close to them. On this opportunity, I strongly defend that the real evil, against which we are to struggle is the war itself. And what a pity it is, that war is the result of the wickedness, in so many cases, of a few warmongers, warlords, governors,ideologs or even the so called charismatic men and heroes together with a limited entourage of theirs!

All in all “What is Genocide” is a thought provoking study and thus the four stars.
Kiaile
An intellectual challenge to the superfluous conceptualization surrounding the academic genocide literature. Shaw's position seems like common sense, but in the shadow of the obfuscation of genocide by academics and state politicians, his ideas attempt to shift the trend and bring genocide back to its most fundamental , sociological form . Great read for those of us new to the field of genocide and state violence.
adventure time
Purchased for a course, the contents and information is presented very well and thought provoking, toward genocide and the motivations/idealism which separate other forms of violence.
Nargas
Very good discussion of genocide, and the many of definition that are inherent in the field. Shaw presents a number of fascinating viewpoints in the the literature, staying quite impartial. Offers some excellent critique, though gives credit where credit is due. Would recommend to anybody interested in Genocide. Only reason 4/5 is due to the sometimes thick and academic nature, would not expect basic soc or psych intro students to stay focused on this text.
Small Black
I am interested in books written on Ethiopia for personal reasons. This book is a good addition to my bookshelves. Considering what is going on in Ethiopia today, anyone who is interested can find good information from this book.
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