The Scourge of Genocide

Essays and Reflections


The Scourge of Genocide collects essays, reviews, and reportage on the subjects of genocide and crimes against humanity by Adam Jones, recently selected as one of "Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide." The volume includes a number of previously-unpublished essays, and explores a range of debates and approaches in comparative genocide studies, such as:

  • Genocide, pedagogy, and visual representation.
  • Gender and "gendercide."
  • The role of media and communications in genocide.
  • The historiography of genocide studies.
  • "Subaltern genocide," or genocides by the oppressed.
  • Strategies of genocide prevention and intervention.

Covering a broad spectrum of theoretical perspectives, as well as case studies from the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Israel/Palestine, this book is essential reading for all scholars and students of genocide studies, political violence, and international relations.

  • Taylor and Francis; June 2013
  • ISBN 9781135047153
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: The Scourge of Genocide
  • Author: Adam Jones
  • Imprint: Routledge

About The Author

 Adam Jones is Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna, Canada. He is the author of the bestselling textbook, Genocide: A Comprehensive Introducton (second edition, Routledge, 2011), and author or editor of a dozen other books, mostly on genocide and crimes against humanity. They include Gender Inclusive: Essays on Violence, Men, and Feminist International Relations (2008), Gendercide and Genocide (2004), and Genocide, War Crimes and the West: History and Complicity (2004).