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Author Sémelin, Jacques.

Title Purify and destroy : the political uses of massacre and genocide / Jacques Sémelin ; translated from the French by Cynthia Schoch.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, c2007.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    304.663 SEM    Available
Description xvi, 443 p. ; 23 cm.
Series The CERI series in comparative politics and international studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 384-391) and indexes.
Contents The imaginary constructs of social destructiveness -- From inflammatory discourse to sacrificial violence -- International context, war and the media -- The dynamics of mass murder -- The vertigo of impunity -- The political uses of massacres and genocides -- The "never again" refrain.
Subject Genocide -- Political aspects.
Added Title Purifier et détruire. English
ISBN 9780231142823 (cloth : alk. paper)
023114282X (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231512374 (e-book)
0231512376 (e-book)

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