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Annihilating DifferenceThe Anthropology of Genocide$
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Alexander Laban Hinton

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520230286

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520230286.001.0001

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Culture, Genocide, and a Public Anthropology

Culture, Genocide, and a Public Anthropology

(p.382) 15 Culture, Genocide, and a Public Anthropology
Annihilating Difference

John R. Bowen

University of California Press

This chapter studies the connection between genocide and modernity. It stresses that the anthropologists who explain human variation must be careful about the way they characterize difference, since the resulting categories have been included into public projects of hate, such as the Nazi notions of racial hierarchy. It shows that the anthropological expertise in unpacking local categories might also help in better understanding mass violence. This chapter present the results of an ethnographic study conducted in Indonesia on how the media commonly portrays violence.

Keywords:   genocide, modernity, human variation, public projects of hate, Nazi, racial hierarchy, anthropological expertise, local categories, mass violence, media portrayal of violence

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