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Human rights and human wrongs : a life confronting racism / Colin Tatz.

Author/Creator:
Tatz, Colin Martin, author.
Publication:
Clayton, Victoria : Monash University Publishing, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xiii, 410 pages)
Series:
Biography (Monash University Publishing)
Biography
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Subjects:
Tatz, Colin Martin.
Racism.
Race relations.
Ethnic relations.
Social justice.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Recently, the topic of intervention against genocide has received attention in global politics and the national political discourse of major countries. The challenges in confronting genocide and attempting to make a positive change are manifold. Simply establishing an agreement on the legal definition of genocide—and distinguishing it from genocidal massacres, war crimes, and other crimes against humanity—is problematic. This book provides a valuable resource for students, scholars, and journalists when public awareness of, and interest in, genocide has reached unprecedented levels. Written in an accessible way for a broad readership, the book makes use of case studies to enable an understanding of emerging and potential genocide with the necessary depth of coverage to evaluate critically the ways in which the United Nations and national governments engage them. Readers will understand the essential ingredients of genocide, from antiquity to the present, and grasp the extent of the crime across human history. A variety of case studies provides a means to measure genocidal magnitudes in terms of their intent and motive, geographical extent, pace, method, participants, outcomes, legacies, punishments, and reparations. A unique and crucial feature of the book is that it gives as much attention to the differences among genocides—for example, between a large-scale genocide like the Holocaust and the extermination of a 500-person Amazonian tribe—while still treating both within a single conceptual framework of genocide, without "discounting" the smaller case.
Contents:
Explaining Genocide1.Perceptions and Perspectives 2.A Defining Problem 3.The Evolution of Genocidept. II Genocide at Work 4.The Race Factor 5.The Holocaust as Paradigm 6.Lesser-Known Genocides7.The Elements of Genocide 8.Rescue and Intervention pt. III Aftermath of Genocide 9.Denialism10.Punishment and Impunity11.The Legacies of Genocidept. IV Genocide: The Prospects12.Better Angels?13.Genocide Prevention Today
Notes:
Includes index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-922235-69-5