"In this collection of essays, Adam Jones examines in some depth the idea that men are specifically targeted in mass violence, drawing on compelling evidence of massacres of battle-age males from the classical wars to the twentieth century Holocaust and genocides. ... The collection also draws attention to male victims of mass violence, not only in an instrumental way, in order to better protect those considered more vulnerable, but also because they are victims in their own right and deserve protection and justice. ... Adam Jones brings a welcome sophistication to gender analysis in relation to mass violence, and specifically genocide. While the earlier essays are more provocative in challenging notions of female victimisation and male aggression as the dominant model, as his thinking evolves over the two decades covered in this collection, he retains a balance between the necessity of acknowledging the ways in which women are affected by mass violence, and what he terms gendercidal institutions, with a robust attempt to bring male suffering into the picture. ... For those seeking to push forward a more inclusive understanding of gender within their own work and institutions, this book provides inspiration and crucial evidence, to take forward that goal."
- Rachel Hastie, Gender and Development, 17:3 (2009)
"Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduate, graduate, and research collections." - B. Grosscup, CHOICE (November 2009)
Adam Jones was born in Singapore in 1963, and grew up in England and Canada. He is currently Associate Research Fellow in the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University. He holds an M.A. from McGill University and a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, both in political science. He has edited two volumes on genocide: Gendercide and Genocide (Vanderbilt University Press, 2004) and Genocide, War Crimes & the West: History and Complicity (Zed Books, 2004). He has also published two books on the media and political transition. His scholarly articles have appeared in Review of International Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Genocide Research, Journal of Human Rights, and other publications. He is cofounder and executive director of Gendercide Watch (www.gendercide.org), a web-based educational initiative that confronts gender-selective atrocities worldwide. Jones has lived and travelled in over 60 countries on every populated continent. His freelance journalism and travel photography, along with a selection of scholarly writings, are available at http://adamjones.freeservers.com. Email: email@example.com