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The Anthropology of Genocide
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Hinton, Alex. 2010. “The Anthropology of Genocide”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Why do people attempt to annihilate other groups of human beings? We will explore cultural, structural, socioeconomic, and ethnohistorical roots of genocide in four contexts: indigenous peoples, Nazi Germany, Cambodia, and Rwanda. (Other genocides will also be touched upon.) During the course, we will be concerned with asking some of the following...

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Deviant Behavior/Social Disorganization
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College 200

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