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Genocide as social practice : reorganizing society under the Nazis and Argentina's military juntas, Daniel Feierstein ; translated Douglas Andrew Town

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Genocide as social practice : reorganizing society under the Nazis and Argentina's military juntas
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Genocide as social practice
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reorganizing society under the Nazis and Argentina's military juntas
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Daniel Feierstein ; translated Douglas Andrew Town
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Genocide not only annihilates people but also destroys and reorganizes social relations, using terror as a method. In Genocide as Social Practice, social scientist Daniel Feierstein looks at the policies of state-sponsored repression pursued by the Argentine military dictatorship against political opponents between 1976 and 1983 and those pursued by the Third Reich between 1933 and 1945. He finds similarities, not in the extent of the horror but in terms of the goals of the perpetrators. The Nazis resorted to ruthless methods in part to stifle dissent but even more importantly to reorganize German society into a Volksgemeinschaft, or people's community, in which racial solidarity would supposedly replace class struggle. The situation in Argentina echoes this. After seizing power in 1976, the Argentine military described its own program of forced disappearances, torture, and murder as a "process of national reorganization" aimed at remodeling society on "Western and Christian" lines. For Feierstein, genocide can be considered a technology of power<U+0127> �a form of social engineering<U+0127> �that creates, destroys, or reorganizes relationships within a given society. It influences the ways in which different social groups construct their identity and the identity of others, thus shaping the way that groups interrelate. Feierstein establishes continuity between the "reorganizing genocide" first practiced by the Nazis in concentration camps and the more complex version<U+0127> �complex in terms of the symbolic and material closure of social relationships <U+0127> �later applied in Argentina. In conclusion, he speculates on how to construct a political culture capable of confronting and resisting these trends. First published in Argentina, in Spanish, Genocide as Social Practice has since been translated into many languages, now including this English edition. The book provides a distinctive and valuable look at genocide through the lens of Latin America as well as Europe.--
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1967-
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Feierstein, Daniel
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304.6630943
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Genocide, political violence, human rights series
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  • Genocide
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Genocide
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Genocide as social practice : reorganizing society under the Nazis and Argentina's military juntas, Daniel Feierstein ; translated Douglas Andrew Town
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Contents
Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction: Bridging the Gap between Two Genocides Part One: Some Theoretical Questions 1. Defining the Concept of Genocide 2. Toward a Typology of Genocidal Practices 3. Reconciling the Contradictions of Modernity: Equality, Sovereignty, Autonomy, and Genocidal Practices Part Two: Historical Foundations: The Nazi Genocide 4. Discourse and Politics in Holocaust Studies: Uniqueness, Comparability, and Narration 5. The Problem of Explaining the Causes of the Nazi Genocides 6. Reshaping Social Relations through Genocide Part Three: Toward a Historical Basis: Genocidal Social Practices in Argentina 7. Explaining Genocidal Social Practices in Argentina: The Problem of Causation 8. Toward a Periodization of Genocide in Argentina 9. Concentration Camp Logic 10. In Conclusion: The Uses of Memory Notes Index
Control code
FIEb17551729
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780813563176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)857141311
Label
Genocide as social practice : reorganizing society under the Nazis and Argentina's military juntas, Daniel Feierstein ; translated Douglas Andrew Town
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction: Bridging the Gap between Two Genocides Part One: Some Theoretical Questions 1. Defining the Concept of Genocide 2. Toward a Typology of Genocidal Practices 3. Reconciling the Contradictions of Modernity: Equality, Sovereignty, Autonomy, and Genocidal Practices Part Two: Historical Foundations: The Nazi Genocide 4. Discourse and Politics in Holocaust Studies: Uniqueness, Comparability, and Narration 5. The Problem of Explaining the Causes of the Nazi Genocides 6. Reshaping Social Relations through Genocide Part Three: Toward a Historical Basis: Genocidal Social Practices in Argentina 7. Explaining Genocidal Social Practices in Argentina: The Problem of Causation 8. Toward a Periodization of Genocide in Argentina 9. Concentration Camp Logic 10. In Conclusion: The Uses of Memory Notes Index
Control code
FIEb17551729
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780813563176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)857141311

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