Is the Holocaust Unique?: Perspectives on Comparative Genocide

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Dezember 2008



In essays written for this book, distinguished contributors assess highly charged questions about the Holocaust: How can it be compared with other instances of genocide? What constitutes genocide? How should the international community respond? Some fear that if the Holocaust is seen as the worst case of genocide ever, its character will diminish the sufferings of other persecuted groups. Others argue that unless the Holocaust's uniqueness is established, the inevitable tendency will be to diminish its abiding significance. This edition includes new readings on the Cambodian and Rwandan genocides, common themes in genocide ideologies, and Iran's reaction to the Holocaust. In a world where genocide persists and the global community continues to struggle with international crime, prosecution, justice, reparation, and healing, the issues addressed in this book are as relevant as ever.


* Foreword, Israel W. Charny * 1. The Ethics of Uniqueness, John K. Roth * 2. Religion and the Uniqueness of the Holocaust, Richard L. Rubenstein * 3. From the Holocaust: Some Legal and Moral Implications, Richard J. Goldstone * 4. The Uniqueness of the Holocaust: The Historical Dimension, Steven T. Katz * 5. Responses to the Porrajmos: The Romani Holocaust, Ian Hancock * 6. The Atlantic Slave Trade and the Holocaust: A Comparative Analysis, Seymour Drescher * 7. The Armenian Genocide as Precursor and Prototype of Twentieth-Century Genocide, Robert F. Melson * 8. The Comparative Aspects of the Armenian and Jewish Cases of Genocide: A Sociohistorical Perspective, Vahakn N. Dadrian * 9. Stalinist Terror and the Question of Genocide: The Great Famine, Barbara B. Green * 10. The Holocaust and the Japanese Atrocities, Kinue Tokudome * 11. The Holocaust, Rwanda and the Category of Genocide, Jerry Fowler * 12. Hitler, Pol Pot, and Hutu Power: Common Themes in Genocidal Ideologies, Ben Kiernan * 13. Global Vision: Irans Holocaust Denial, Matthias Kuntzel * 14. The Promise and Limits of Comparison: The Holocaust and the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda, Scott Straus * 15. Applying the Lessons of the Holocaust, Shimon Samuels * 16. The Rise and Fall of Metaphor: German Historians and the Uniqueness of the Holocaust, Wulf Kansteiner * 17. Uniqueness as Denial: The Politics of Genocide Scholarship, David E. Stannard


Alan S. Rosenbaum is professor of philosophy at Cleveland State University and the author of Prosecuting Nazi War Criminals; The Philosophy of Human Rights; Coercion and Autonomy; and Constitutionalism: The Philosophical Dimension. His many articles have appeared in professional publications such as The Encyclopedia of Genocide; The National Law Journal; The International Journal of Applied Philosophy; The Genocidal Mind; and The Journal of Social Philosophy.


""I""s the Holocaust Unique?" is firmly established as a classic of Holocaust and genocide studies. This third edition, with its wealth of new essays and insights, is the richest and most provocative yet." --Adam Jones, University of British Columbia Okanagan, author of "Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction"
EAN: 9780813344065
ISBN: 0813344069
Untertitel: Third. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2008
Seitenanzahl: 359 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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