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Modern Genocide

Understanding Causes and Consequences (Academic)

by Padraic (Pat) Carlin, Paul R. Bartrop, Roger W. Smith, and Lee W. Eysturlid, Editors

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Description

The study of genocide—both as a standalone discipline and as an essential aspect of any world history survey—necessitates the sensitive yet authentic coverage offered in Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences.

Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences hosts a comprehensive collection of primary and secondary source material to drive academic study of a topic that humanity cannot afford to ignore. Organized by distinct historical genocides and spanning the Herero Genocide at the start of the 20th century to ongoing conflicts such as that of Darfur, the database brings together straightforward reference articles, moving firsthand accounts, original photographs, and more to paint vivid and detailed pictures of modern history’s most atrocious crimes against humanity. Vetted journal articles organized into academic roundtables explore controversial topics in the field, questioning specific topics such as the very idea of what constitutes genocide and the efficacy of humanitarian intervention.

Highlights

  • Dedicated coverage of 10 modern genocides to facilitate comparative analyses and illuminate historical patterns and trends
  • Original, peer-reviewed journal articles from noted scholars that explore complex concepts such as the factors that precede and cause genocide and the mass killings not considered genocide by UN standards
  • Original, peer-reviewed journal articles from noted scholars that explore complex concepts such as the factors that precede and cause genocide and the mass killings not considered genocide by UN standards
  • More than 900 primary sources, ranging from legal documents and personal memoirs to photographs and videos, plus roughly 1,250 reference items
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ABC-CLIO Solutions Academic Editions


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Contributions from more than 3,000 field scholars and real-time updates ensure researchers are always accessing relevant and credible material. Across all 14 databases, investigations into critical topics yield three integrated but distinct content components to support thesis-driven research:

Original journal articles, authored by leading academics and vetted by advisory boards of credentialed experts, that offer varied viewpoints on the complexities and nuances inherent in the discipline to serve as both sources and exemplars of evidence-based scholarly thought,

A robust reference library that draws from 200,000+ primary and secondary sources, including media and data,

And a course companion, comprised of both text and video lectures, designed to reinforce coursework or drive independent study.


Highlights

  • Coverage spans the humanities, from core disciplines like American history to emergent fields of study, including modern genocide and popular culture.
  • All material is authored by accomplished academics and vetted by database-specific advisory boards, while daily updates across the suite ensure that database content evolves to reflect changing understandings and developments in the field.
  • Both browsing and linear learning are supported by the databases’ topic center structure, with each topic center housing a variety of relevant content including primary sources, reference material, and journal articles.
  • Targeted research is served by the federated search engine, which pulls content from across multiple databases to connect students with any and all applicable material. Researchers can then apply advanced search filters to locate the precise resources they seek.
  • Built-in tools are available to support and streamline the research process, including the cite tool for instant citation generation and the CLIOview feature for comparative data analysis.
Advisory Board

Paul R. Bartrop is professor of history and director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. He was the 2011–2012 Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Richard Stockton College. Prior to this appointment, he was head of the Department of History at Bialik College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, between 2003 and 2011, teaching a range of subjects in history, Jewish studies, international studies, and comparative genocide studies. Bartrop is a member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars and a past president of the Australian Association of Jewish Studies. His latest published work is ABC-CLIO'S A Biographical Encyclopedia of Contemporary Genocide: Portraits of Evil and Good.

Steven Leonard Jacobs is associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at The University of Alabama, where he holds the Aaron Aronov Endowed Chair of Judaic Studies. He received his BHL, MAHL, DHL, and DD from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Author, editor, and/or translator of more than 15 books and 50 academic articles and reviews, his primary research foci are the Holocaust/Shoah and historical and contemporary genocides, Hebrew Bible and New Testament and issues of translation, and Jewish-Christian relations. His latest book is Lemkin on Genocide. Jacobs also served as associate editor of The Journal for the Study of Antisemitism and the editorial board of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Journal Studies.

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