A moving target, the usual suspects and (maybe) a smoking gun: The problem of pinning blame in modern genocide
UNSPECIFIED (1999) A moving target, the usual suspects and (maybe) a smoking gun: The problem of pinning blame in modern genocide. In: Conference on Racism and Responsibility - 30 Years of Patterns of Prejudice, LONDON, ENGLAND, DEC 20, 1997. Published in: PATTERNS OF PREJUDICE, 33 (4). pp. 3-24.Full text not available from this repository.
In 1933 the army of the nascent Iraqi state launched an exterminatory attack on members of the Assyrian community who had fled to Iraq during the First World War. 'The Assyrian affair' which at the time sent shock-waves around the world has now been largely forgotten. But an examination of its origins and causation reveals much about the nature and pattern of modern genocide. Levene argues that typecasting genocide as the outcome of prejudice, racism or even xenophobia, while these may be significant ingredients, proves to be insufficient as a comprehensive explanation. Rather, these factors need to be analysed within the context of an emerging international system of nation-states. This itself may be a factor in helping to catalyse the most extreme and radically ideological responses, especially from new and untried national elites seeking to overcome perceived obstacles to their state's development and genuine independence.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
D History General and Old World
|Journal or Publication Title:||PATTERNS OF PREJUDICE|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||22|
|Page Range:||pp. 3-24|
|Title of Event:||Conference on Racism and Responsibility - 30 Years of Patterns of Prejudice|
|Location of Event:||LONDON, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||DEC 20, 1997|
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