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Human Destructiveness and Politics
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Smith, Roger. 2010. “Human Destructiveness and Politics”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Genocide pervades the contemporary imagination, yet both the origins and the meaning of this form of human destructiveness are problematic. What is genocide? What is its history? How, if at all, is it related to specific forms of government? To types of economic organization? Is there a basic structure to genocide? Or perhaps a logic, though irrational,...

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Subject Area(s):
Deviant Behavior/Social Disorganization
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College 400

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