Monday, May 24, 2010

Genocide in Art and Literature

Genocide Education Project Offers Book Recommendations
The Armenian Reporter, May 24, 2010
"April was Genocide Prevention Month. Not only does the anniversary of the first modern genocide of the 20th century, the Armenian Genocide, fall within April, but it is also the month in which the Holocaust, the Rwandan, Bosnian and Cambodian genocides are remembered. Even though the month has passed, simple actions can be taken each month to ensure these genocides are remembered appropriately. This month consider contributing a genocide-related book to your local university, public or high school library. One book to consider as a donation to a local library is Evoking Genocide: Scholars and Activists Describe the Works that Shaped their Lives. This new anthology was published last fall and includes several essays from scholars affiliated with The Genocide Education Project. The collection was edited by Adam Jones, Ph.D., and published by Key Publishing House. These personal essays chronicle how art and media influenced the authors' decisions to become genocide scholars and genocide prevention activists.
The content of the essays encompass the histories of multiple genocides interwoven with compelling narratives that will surely inspire others to become involved in genocide prevention work. Jones has authored and edited multiple books, including the very popular textbook 'Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction' (Routledge, 2006). Genocide Education Project Advisory Board Members Joyce Apsel (New York University) and Paul R. Bartrop (Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia) both contributed to the publication. An essay by Stephen C. Feinstein, who also served as an Advisory Board member, was published in memoriam. The Education Director for The Genocide Education Project, Sara Cohan, also included an essay. [...]"

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