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Course 10664 - Genocide

Reflections on the Inconceivable:
Theoretical Aspects in Genocide Studies


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———, "Genocide and the Reconstruction of Social Theory: Observations on the Exclusivity of collective Death," Armenian Review 37 (1984), 1-21.

———, Taking Lives: Genocide and State Power, 5th rev. ed. (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 2002).

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Lifton, Robert J., The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide (New York: Basic Books, 1986).

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Power, Samantha, "A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide (New York: Basic Books, 2002).

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———, Death by Government (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1994).

———, Statistics of Democide: Genocide and Mass Murder since 1900 (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1998).

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