Author: Kelly McFall

Abram de Swaan, “The Killing Compartments: The Mentality of Mass Murder”

Kelly McFall , January 11th, 2016


Abram de Swaan View on Amazon For a couple of decades, scholars have moved toward a broad consensus that context, rather than ideology, is most important in pushing…


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Adam Rosenblatt, “Digging for the Disappeared: Forensic Science After Atrocity”

Kelly McFall , October 9th, 2015


Adam Rosenblatt View on Amazon Do dead bodies have human rights? This is one of many fascinating questions Adam Rosenblatt asks in his compelling new book Digging for…


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Abdelwahab El-Affendi, “Genocidal Nightmares: Narratives of Insecurity and the Logic of Mass Atrocities”

Kelly McFall , March 25th, 2015


Genocide studies is one of the few academic fields with which I’m acquainted which is truly interdisciplinary in approach and composition.  Today’s guest Abdelwahab El-Affendi, and the book…


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Benjamin Lieberman, “Remaking Identities: God, Nation and Race in World History”

Kelly McFall , June 28th, 2014


[Cross-posted from New Books in Genocide Studies] What do you say to someone who suggests that genocide is not just destructive, but constructive? This is the basic theme of Benjamin…


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Benjamin Lieberman, “Remaking Identities: God, Nation and Race in World History” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2013)

Kelly McFall , June 27th, 2014


What do you say to someone who suggests that genocide is not just destructive, but constructive? This is the basic theme of Benjamin Lieberman‘s excellent new book Remaking Identities:…


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Jennie Burnet, “Genocide Lives in Us: Women, Memory and Silence in Rwanda”

Kelly McFall , December 27th, 2013


[Cross-posted from New Books in Genocide Studies] In our fast-paced world, it is easy to move from one crisis to another.  Conflicts loom in rapid succession, problems demand solutions (or…


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