Why did they kill? [electronic resource] :Cambodia in the shadow of genocide / Alexander Laban Hinton.Material type: BookSeries: California series in public anthropology: 11.Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, �2005Description: 1 online resource : maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520937949 (electronic bk.); 0520937945 (electronic bk.); 1417545208 (electronic bk.); 9781417545209 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Cambodia -- Politics and government -- 1975-1979 | Political atrocities -- Cambodia | Genocide -- Cambodia | HISTORY | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | Genocide | Political atrocities | Political science | Cambodia | 1975 - 1979Genre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 959.604/2 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction : in the shadow of genocide -- The prison without walls -- A head for an eye : Disproportionate Revenge -- Power, patronage, and suspicion -- In the shade of Pol Pot's umbrella -- The fire without smoke -- The DK social order -- Manufacturing difference -- The dark side of face and honor -- Conclusion : why people kill.
Of all the horrors human beings perpetrate, genocide stands near the top of the list. Its toll is staggering: well over 100 million dead worldwide. Why Did They Kill? is one of the first anthropological attempts to analyze the origins of genocide. In it, Alexander Hinton focuses on the devastation that took place in Cambodia from April 1975 to January 1979 under the Khmer Rouge in order to explore why mass murder happens and what motivates perpetrators to kill.
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