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Modern Genocide

Understanding Causes and Consequences

by Advisory Board: Paul R. Bartrop, Steven L. Jacobs, and Suzanne Ransleben

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Description

This full, rich comprehensive resource vetted by a prominent advisory board provides definitive expertise on the sensitive and hard-to-teach topic of genocide.

Studying past genocides brings the corrosive power of prejudice and hatred into sharp focus, and represents a "living memorial" to those who perished. Just as importantly, learning about past atrocities provides hope for the future: As young adults learn about the historical, social, religious, political, and economic factors that have resulted in genocide, they comprehend that it is the responsibility of individual citizens—themselves—to recognize the danger signals and prevent another nascent genocide from becoming reality.

Consistent with ABC-CLIO's other award-winning Solutions databases, Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences is structured to ensure students find it extremely easy to use. It comprises three components: an online, virtual textbook, constantly updated to ensure that its contents are current and accurate; Perspectives that support critical-thinking skills and invite student engagement with the sensitive subject matter; and a supporting reference library on genocide. The "textbook" portion provides comprehensive text complimented by powerful visual elements on 10 genocides, including the Armenian genocide, the Cambodian genocide, the Herero genocide, the Holocaust, and the Rwandan genocide.

Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences also includes more than 200 primary sources that illustrate the process and outcome of genocide, supplying memoirs, narratives, domestic and international legal documents, as well as first-hand accounts that vividly depict the impact of destruction on entire societies as well as on individuals' lives. These invaluable resources enable students to fully grasp the history and events of each modern genocide, and can be used as a springboard for the discussion of human and civil rights issues.

Features

  • Comprises more than 1,250 reference items that cover important individuals, events, organizations, and places related to genocide
    Covers 10 modern genocides in depth, allowing students to see repeating patterns in history
    Provides Feature Stories that present timely original material and connects current events with historical reference giving students a stronger sense of connection to the event
    Includes essays that discuss topics integral to the subject of genocide, such as the factors that precede and cause genocide, the denial movements related to particular genocides, the role of propaganda in persuading the public to participate in genocide, and other mass killings and massacres not considered genocide by UN standards

Highlights

  • Comprises authoritative material written by more than 200 contributors, overseen by an expert advisory board
    Includes more than 200 primary sources that allow students to fully grasp the contemporary history and events of each modern genocide
    Offers numerous Support Center activities created by Sara Cohan, director of the Genocide Education Project, that guide students and teachers through this sensitive material
    Utilizes the widely accepted "eight stages of genocide" framework developed by Gregory Stanton, president of Genocide Watch, to provide educators with a powerful tool for teaching students how genocides occur and what can be done to prevent them
    Provides a complete media library comprising hundreds of photographs, maps, and videos
Author Info

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.

Reviews/Endorsements

Reviews

"This comprehensive resource brings students and teachers beautifully designed, informative, and well-researched information about 10 genocides. The organization, as well as the depth, breadth, and scope of the information, is exceptional. . . . Highly recommended."—Library Media Connection

"The uncluttered layout and modern design make it easy to access the content. Users can simply select from a list of topics ('Explore a Genocide') or use the 'Analyze' link to find articles summarizing major topics within each genocide. There are also advanced search options. The 'Analyze' option poses a question (such as 'Did the United States and most other Western countries turn a blind eye to Indonesian atrocities in East Timor from 1975 onwards?'), followed by a brief essay. The sidebar in this section links to essays offering different perspectives as well as a conclusion."—Booklist

"This content and the arrangement and means of accessing it combine to create a stunning product."—Library Journal

Awards

2013 EDDIE Award Winner - Best High School Social Studies Website — ComputEd Gazette

2014 Best Social Studies Website — ComputED Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES)

2014 CODiE Award Finalist - Best Education Reference Solution — SIIA — SIIA CODiE Award

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A DEEP COLLECTION OF MODEL COMMENTARIES from noted scholars that have been specially commissioned to foster critical thinking stimulated by exposure to varying points of view.

AN EDUCATOR SUPPORT CENTER containing valuable professional development tools as well as relevant resources such as discussion points, activities, lesson plans, and research lists.

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