Understanding Atrocities: Remembering, Representing and Teaching Genocide

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dc.contributor.author Amarasingam, Amarnath
dc.contributor.author Basso, Andrew R.
dc.contributor.author Burnett, Kristin
dc.contributor.author Chambers, Lori
dc.contributor.author Cohen, Laura Beth
dc.contributor.author Hay, Travis
dc.contributor.author Jacobs, Steven Leonard
dc.contributor.author Markotic, Lorraine
dc.contributor.author Minslow, Sarah
dc.contributor.author Mounsef, Donia
dc.contributor.author Muller, Adam
dc.contributor.author Powell, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Sarkissian, Raffi
dc.contributor.author Murray, Scott W.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-09T20:26:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-09T20:26:42Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Murray, Scott W., ed. Understanding Atrocities: Remembering, Representing, and Teaching genocide. Calgary, Alberta: University of Calgary Press, 2017. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9781552388860
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11205/341
dc.description.abstract Understanding Atrocities is a wide-ranging collection of essays bridging scholarly and community-based efforts to understand and respond to the global, transhistorical problem of genocide. The essays in this volume investigate how evolving, contemporary views on mass atrocity frame and complicate the possibilities for the understanding and prevention of genocide. The contributors ask, among other things, what are the limits of the law, of history, of literature, and of education in understanding and representing genocidal violence? What are the challenges we face in teaching and learning about extreme events such as these, and how does the language we use contribute to or impair what can be taught and learned about genocide? Who gets to decide if it's genocide and who its victims are? And how does the demonization of perpetrators of atrocity prevent us from confronting the complicity of others, or of ourselves? Through a multi-focused and multidisciplinary investigation of these questions, Understanding Atrocities demonstrates the vibrancy and breadth of the contemporary state of genocide studies. With contributions by: Amarnath Amarasingam, Andrew R. Basso, Kristin Burnett, Lori Chambers, Laura Beth Cohen, Travis Hay, Steven Leonard Jacobs, Lorraine Markotic, Sarah Minslow, Donia Mounsef, Adam Muller, Scott W. Murray, Christopher Powell, and Raffi Sarkissian en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Awards to Scholarly Publications Program en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Library OA Fund
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Calgary Press en_US
dc.subject Genocide en_US
dc.subject History en_US
dc.subject War en_US
dc.subject Atrocities en_US
dc.subject Teaching en_US
dc.title Understanding Atrocities: Remembering, Representing and Teaching Genocide en_US
dc.title.alternative Arts in Action Series en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.publisher.uri http://press.ucalgary.ca/books/9781552388853 en_US
dc.metadata.review Edited. JR

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