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Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Valerie Hartouni

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738498
eISBN:
9780814738993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738498.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book takes Hannah Arendt's provocative and polarizing account of the 1961 trial of Nazi official Adolf Eichmann as its point of departure for reassessing some of the serviceable myths that have ... More


From the Land of Shadows: "War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora"

Khatharya Um

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479804733
eISBN:
9781479801978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804733.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In a century of mass atrocities, the Khmer Rouge regime marked Cambodia with one of the most extreme genocidal instances in human history. What emerged in the after math of the regime’s collapse in ... More


The Paranoid Apocalypse: A Hundred-Year Retrospective on The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Richard Landes and Steven T. Katz (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748923
eISBN:
9780814748930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748923.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, first published in Russia around 1905, claimed to be the captured secret protocols from the first Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897 describing a plan by the ... More


A Vision for Universal Values

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser and Ban Ki-Moon

Shara Kay (ed.)

in A Year at the Helm of the United Nations General Assembly: A Vision for our Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479862009
eISBN:
9781479841851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479862009.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the contribution of The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to world peace. Since their launch in 2000, the MDGs have galvanized efforts to achieve universal ... More


Justice on the Ground?: International Criminal Courts and Domestic Rule of Law Building in Conflict-Affected Societies

Jane E. Stromseth

in Getting to the Rule of Law: NOMOS L

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814728437
eISBN:
9780814728789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814728437.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on issues regarding “justice on the ground,” what it might entail, evaluating whether progress to advance it is being made, and figuring out how tribunals can do better in trying ... More


Bystanders, the Rule of Law, and Criminal Trials

Larry May

in Getting to the Rule of Law: NOMOS L

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814728437
eISBN:
9780814728789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814728437.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter maintains that bystanders form the bulk of a society, and the rule of law can exist only where the bulk of the society has respect for the law. It is society's respect for procedures and ... More


Reparations as a Noble Lie

Gary J. Bass

in Transitional Justice: NOMOS LI

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794661
eISBN:
9780814725276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794661.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the reparation for people's deaths. In the aftermath of genocide, there is no such thing as adequate repair or reparation. Genocide and mass atrocity cannot be undone. Debra ... More


Bound to Violence: Lynching, the Holocaust, and the Limits of Representation

Jodi Eichler-Levine

in Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722992
eISBN:
9780814724002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722992.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores some of the darkest questions facing the telling of pasts to children, including those about the imagery of violence and the horror of genocide. It begins by focusing on Emmett ... More


Global Justice Organizing

Helene Slessarev-Jamir

in Prophetic Activism: Progressive Religious Justice Movements in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741238
eISBN:
9780814708705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741238.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at a range of global justice organizations, including those that are engaged in advocacy work on debt relief, hunger and global poverty. Beginning with the Jubilee 2000 campaign, ... More


Race, Land, and Forced Migration in Darfur

Wenona Rymond-Richmond and John Hagan

in Punishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics, and Injustice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814749029
eISBN:
9780814749043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814749029.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the hidden consequences of the Darfur genocide. It focuses on the aftermath of genocide in order to understand the challenges and complexities associated with surviving genocide ... More


Ideology and Atrocity

Valerie Hartouni

in Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738498
eISBN:
9780814738993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738498.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the Nazi genocide directly. It argues that it was the pursuit and repeated failure—between 1939 and 1941—of economic and utilitarian goals drafted in the context of social ... More


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