Tag: Genocide

Who gets to be ‘Myanmar’ at the ICJ?

Judith Beyer , February 19th, 2022

The Myanmar military will appear at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague on 21 February 2022. Their main interest does not lie in defending the…

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Ronald Niezen on his book, #HumanRights: The Technologies and Politics of Justice Claims in Practice

| , October 25th, 2021

Interview by Kevin Laddapong https://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=31090 Kevin Laddapong: You have been researching indigenous and postcolonial politics throughout your career, and it is very…

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The German Catechism

A. Dirk Moses , May 23rd, 2021

For many, the memory of the Holocaust as a break with civilization is the moral foundation of the Federal Republic. To compare it with other genocides is therefore…

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General Wool in California

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , October 7th, 2020

The following is a series of statements by General John E. Wool and his underlings in the 1850s, from their administrative moorings in Benecia, California, the offices of…


#Review: Genocide Never Sleeps

Deniz Yonucu , July 13th, 2020

Genocide Never Sleeps is an in-depth analysis of the inner workings of the contested terrain of international criminal law from an anthropological perspective. Targeting a broad audience that…


Magical #afterlives in post-genocidal Turkey

Çiçek İlengiz , May 21st, 2020

One enters the city of Dersim, surrounded by the steep holy Munzur Mountains in central Anatolia, after showing one’s ID at several security check points along the way….


Yes, Genocide (a primer on the term) #MMIWG

guestauth0r , June 4th, 2019

For Raphael Lemkin, who invented the term, genocide was the effort to destroy a group as a group. #MMIWG

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Practicing Heritage Means Life or Death in Rwanda

Sandra Lopez Varela , May 30th, 2019

Community engagement and participation in heritage have become buzzwords for heritage scholarship. Both community engagement and participating in heritage have promised not only a path out of uneth…

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America: Imagine an America without Her

Maximilian C. Forte , May 6th, 2019

What might world history have looked like if there had never been a United States, or if it ceased to exist before the 20th-century? Is “America” an “exceptional”…


Acknowledgement is Long Past Due for Attempts to Exterminate the Tribes of Oregon

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , March 28th, 2019

Presently, there is an apology bill being considered in the Oregon State Senate for the Modoc Indian War of 1872-1873.  This apology is long past due to the…

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The R-word and the G-word: On counting and accountability in the case of the Rohingya

aaaguestcontributor , February 7th, 2019

Given the sensitivity of this issue, this article was previously published anonymously on the blog operated by the former AAA Committee for Human Rights. The author is currently writing…

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Clearing the Land and Making all Indians Good: The Massacre at Bear River, Utah

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , October 29th, 2018

  In 1863, the California Volunteers under Colonel Patrick E. Connor (3rd Volunteer Regiment, California Cavalry), massacred either 300 or three thousand Ute (Shoshone) Indians in Cash Valley…

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#Review: Remediation in Rwanda

Alfonso Bento , April 5th, 2018

In her new book, Kirsten Doughty provides us with an ethnographic account of the paradoxes, contradictions and omissions of remediation processes in post-genocide Rwanda. More precisely, by analyzing…


Cultural Appropriation, Cultural Exploitation, Cultural Genocide: Problems of Neoliberal Diversity Management

Maximilian C. Forte , December 19th, 2017

“The Emergence of the Chief” is a statue on the Loyola campus of Concordia University in Montreal. {click to enlarge} In Canada, “a yoga instructor…says her free class…


Auschwitz: Bijna onvoorstelbaar

standplaatswereld , April 25th, 2017

We were told we would take a nice shower and we would see each other soon again. When I smelled the dead people I knew we would see…

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Awkward Objects of Genocide

Diana Marsh , February 17th, 2017

The Holocaust and Vernacular Arts in and beyond Polish Ethnographic Museums “Krematorium” (“Crematorium”), Władysław Chajec (1904-1986), 1965, Kamienica Górna, Poland. Inventory No. 31395, Collection …

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“Responsibility to Protect-lobbyisten hebben hun geloof in mensenrechten zo goed als opgegeven”

standplaatswereld , December 1st, 2015

  Foto: UN Multimedia Door Annette Jansen Genocide en etnische zuivering komen al sinds het begin van de 19e eeuw voor, maar pas eind jaren 90 – na…

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Burying Minority Istanbul: Last Glimpses of the Cosmopolitan City

Mary D’Ambrosio , April 17th, 2015

The Surp Hovhannes Armenian church, in Istanbul’s Samatya neighborhood. Like many of the city’s churches and synagogues, it is heavily fortified. Photo by Mary D’Ambrosio. April …

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Would Artificial intelligence become strong enough to be a concern? An Anthropologist’s view

Dr. Marranci , February 9th, 2015

Recently there has been some robust progress in AI (Artificial Intelligence), with some scientists even successfully uploading the mind of a roundworm into a Lego robot. Although this seems…

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