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Genocide And The Geographical Imagination

Author : James A. Tyner
ISBN : 9781442209008
Genre : Social Science
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This groundbreaking book brings an important spatial perspective to our understanding of genocide through a fresh interpretation of Germany under Hitler, Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, and China’s Great Leap Forward famine under Mao. James A. Tyner's powerful analysis of these horrifying cases provides insight into the larger questions of sovereignty and state policies that determine who will live and who will die. Specifically, he explores the government practices that result in genocide and how they are informed by the calculation and valuation of life—and death. A geographical perspective on genocide highlights that mass violence, in the minds of perpetrators, is viewed as an effective—and legitimate—strategy of state building. These three histories of mass violence demonstrate how specific states articulate and act upon particular geographical concepts that determine and devalue the moral worth of groups and individuals. Clearly and compellingly written, this book will bring fresh and valuable insights into state genocidal behavior.

Economies Of Death

Author : Patricia J. Lopez
ISBN : 9781317616917
Genre : Business & Economics
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Economies of Death: Economic Logics of Killable Life and Grievable Death examines the economic logic involved in determining whose lives and deaths come to matter and why. Drawing from eight distinct case studies focused on the killability and grievability of certain humans, animals, and environmental systems, this book advances an intersectional theory of economies of death. A key feature of late-modern capitalism is its tendency to economically order certain human and nonhuman lives and environments, while appropriating and commodifying certain bodies and spaces in the process. Spanning the social sciences and humanities in its contributions and scope, each chapter shows how living beings and places are stripped down to the calculus of their end, with profound ethical and political implications for these entities and the world around them. From the genocide in Cambodia to the way some animals are considered ‘pets’ and others ‘food’; from September 11, 2001 and Afghanistan to the politics of redemption for prisoners and ex-racehorses in Kentucky, these case studies draw from and develop an enriched understanding of bio- and necropolitics, posthumanism, killability and grievability. In drawing together the objectification of humans, animals and environments (and the power-laden hierarchies that maintain this objectification), this volume highlights how death across these subjects informs and responds to broader geo-economic processes. This book aims to examine the reach of economies of death across such diverse subjects, challenging readers to consider the every-day calculus they make in determining whose lives mean more and why.

From Rice Fields To Killing Fields

Author : James A. Tyner
ISBN : 9780815654223
Genre : Social Science
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Between 1975 and 1979, the Communist Party of Kampuchea fundamentally transformed the social, economic, political, and natural landscape of Cambodia. During this time, as many as two million Cambodians died from exposure, disease, and starvation, or were executed at the hands of the Party. The dominant interpretation of Cambodian history during this period presents the CPK as a totalitarian, communist, and autarkic regime seeking to reorganize Cambodian society around a primitive, agrarian political economy. From Rice Fields to Killing Fields challenges previous interpretations and provides a documentary-based Marxist interpretation of the political economy of Democratic Kampuchea. Tyner argues that Cambodia’s mass violence was the consequence not of the deranged attitudes and paranoia of a few tyrannical leaders but that the violence was structural, the direct result of a series of political and economic reforms that were designed to accumulate capital rapidly: the dispossession of hundreds of thousands of people through forced evacuations, the imposition of starvation wages, the promotion of import-substitution policies, and the intensification of agricultural production through forced labor. Moving beyond the Cambodian genocide, Tyner maintains that it is a mistake to view Democratic Kampuchea in isolation, as an aberration or something unique. Rather, the policies and practices initiated by the Khmer Rouge must be seen in a larger, historical-geographical context.

The Sage Handbook Of Political Sociology 2v

Author : William Outhwaite
ISBN : 9781526416483
Genre : Political Science
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The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology offers a comprehensive and contemporary look at this evolving field of study. The focus is on political life itself and the chapters, written by a highly-respected and international team of authors, cover the core themes which need to be understood in order to study political life from a sociological perspective, or simply to understand the political world. The two volumes are structured around five key areas: PART 1: TRADITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES PART 2: CORE CONCEPTS PART 03: POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES AND MOVEMENTS PART 04: TOPICS PART 05: WORLD REGIONS This future-oriented and cross-disciplinary handbook is a landmark text for students and scholars interested in the social investigation of politics.

Violence In Capitalism

Author : James A. Tyner
ISBN : 9780803284586
Genre : Business & Economics
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What, James Tyner asks, separates the murder of a runaway youth from the death of a father denied a bone-marrow transplant because of budget cuts? Moving beyond our culture’s reductive emphasis on whether a given act of violence is intentional—and may therefore count as deliberate murder—Tyner interrogates the broader forces that produce violence. His uniquely geographic perspective considers where violence takes place (the workplace, the home, the prison, etc.) and how violence moves across space. Approaching violence as one of several methods of constituting space, Tyner examines everything from the way police departments map crime to the emergence of “environmental criminology.” Throughout, he casts violence in broad terms—as a realm that is not limited to criminal acts and one that can be divided into the categories of “killing” and “letting die.” His framework extends the study of biopolitics by examining the state’s role in producing (or failing to produce) a healthy citizenry. It also adds to the new literature on capitalism by articulating the interconnections between violence and political economy. Simply put, capitalism (especially its neoliberal and neoconservative variants) is structured around a valuation of life that fosters a particular abstraction of violence and crime.

Der Weite Weg Der Hoffnung

Author : Loung Ung
ISBN : 9783104902388
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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***Ein ergreifendes Buch über eine zerstörte Kindheit in einem zerstörten Land – jetzt auch verfilmt von Angelina Jolie*** Kambodscha im April 1975. Soldaten der Roten Khmer rücken in die Hauptstadt Phnom Penh vor. Das Land versinkt in Hunger, Grauen und Mord. Aus dem umhegten Kind Loung Ung wird ein elternloser Flüchtling, der im kambodschanischen Dschungel verzweifelt ums Überleben kämpft. Unsagbares Leid bricht über sie herein. Loung muss sich in einem Waisenlager zum Kindersoldaten ausbilden lassen, ihre Brüder und Schwestern kämpfen in Arbeitslagern verzweifelt um ihr Leben. Allein die Hoffnung, ihre Familie am Ende der Schreckensherrschaft wiederzusehen, spendet Loung Ung Trost. »Reden heißt, meine Familie in große Gefahr zu bringen. Mir fünf Jahren beginne ich zu verstehen, wie es ist, allein zu sein, still und einsam mit der Erwartung, dass mich jeder verletzen könnte.«

Der Tiger In Meinem Herzen

Author : Patricia McCormick
ISBN : 9783104904795
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Nominiert für den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 2016 (Jugendjury) Von der preisgekrönten Autorin von ›Verkauft‹ – Ein Jugendroman über die Schreckensherrschaft der Roten Khmer in Kambodscha Als Arn Chorn Pond noch ein Junge ist, übernimmt das radikale kommunistische Regime der Roten Khmer die Macht in Kambodscha. Es folgt ein schrecklicher Völkermord, dem zwei Millionen Menschen zum Opfer fallen – ein Viertel der gesamten Bevölkerung. Arn hat überlebt. Doch der Preis dafür war hoch. Denn er ist selbst zum Täter geworden. Und es ist ihm schwer gefallen, den Tiger in seinem Herzen zu bändigen. Schonungslos und brutal erzählt Patricia McCormick von den Killing Fields. Es braucht nachhaltig beeindruckende Bücher wie dieses, um aufzuzeigen, zu welchen Grausamkeiten Menschen fähig sind und welche Fehler sich niemals wiederholen dürfen. VERÄNDERE DIE WELT, INDEM DU DIE WAHRHEIT SAGST!

Der Wert Des Lebens

Author : John Harris
ISBN : 3050026669
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The Value of Life offers all the major questions and answers concerning some of the most prominent and difficult problems of medical ethics. Harris gives a clear analysis of the arguments for and against euthanasia and abortion.

Die Protokolle Der Weisen Von Zion

Author : Hadassa Ben-Itto
ISBN : 9783841206299
Genre : History
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Die unglaubliche Geschichte einer Fälschung Die "jüdische Weltverschwörung" dient bis heute als Erklärung für jede nur erdenkliche Katastrophe: Kriege, Revolutionen, Wirtschaftskrisen, Börsenkräche, Terrorismus, Aids. Und immer wieder laufen die Fäden bei einem vermeintlich authentischen Buch zusammen: den "Protokollen der Weisen von Zion", deren Entstehungs- und Wirkungsgeschichte hier packend erzählt wird. 1934 kommt es in Bern zum Prozeß gegen die "Protokolle", den Ben-Itto anhand von Gerichtsakten und noch lebenden Zeugen rekonstruiert.

Umk Mpfte Erinnerungen

Author : Nina Elsemann
ISBN : 9783593395197
Genre : History
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Spanien galt lange als Modell für einen friedlichen Übergang von der Diktatur zur Demokratie. Doch erst die Ermittlungen der spanischen Justiz gegen das »Verschwindenlassen« in Argentinien und Chile führten zu einer kritischen Auseinandersetzung mit der eigenen Vergangenheit. Im Mittelpunkt standen dabei die »Verschwundenen« des Bürgerkriegs und der franquistischen Repression. Nina Elsemann stellt dar, welche geschichtspolitischen Diskurse und Erfahrungen in Spanien insbesondere aus Argentinien übernommen wurden. Damit präsentiert sie den Wandel des öffentlichen Umgangs mit der Vergangenheit als Folge globaler Dynamiken und Verflechtungen. Ausgezeichnet mit dem Ernst-Reuter-Preis der FU Berlin 2011 und dem Friedrich-Meinecke-Preis 2011.

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