Annihilating Difference (Paperback)

The Anthropology of Genocide (California Series in Public Anthropology #3)

By Alexander Laban Hinton (Editor), Kenneth Roth (Foreword by)

University of California Press, 9780520230293, 419pp.

Publication Date: August 15, 2002

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Genocide is one of the most pressing issues that confronts us today. Its death toll is staggering: over one hundred million dead. Because of their intimate experience in the communities where genocide takes place, anthropologists are uniquely positioned to explain how and why this mass annihilation occurs and the types of devastation genocide causes. This ground breaking book, the first collection of original essays on genocide to be published in anthropology, explores a wide range of cases, including Nazi Germany, Cambodia, Guatemala, Rwanda, and Bosnia.

About the Author

Alexander Laban Hinton is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University. He is editor of Biocultural Approaches to the Emotions (1999) and Genocide: An Anthropological Reader (2001).