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Riots and Pogroms (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,147
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Riots and Pogroms (Hardcover): Paul R Brass

Riots and Pogroms (Hardcover)

Paul R Brass

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During the Los Angeles riots of 1992, many Korean-American businesses were looted and burned to the ground. Although nearly half of the looters arrested were Latinos, the media portrayed this aspect of the riots more in terms of the on- going conflicts between Korean-Americans and African- Americans. In another part of the world in 1984, the violence which ensued after the assassination of India's Indira Gandhi was portrayed by officials and state leaders as a spilling over of mass sentiments of grief and anger, a conflict between ethnic groups instead of a pogrom against the Sikhs.

Riots and Pogroms presents comparative studies of public violence in the twentieth-century in the United States, Russia, Germany, Israel, and India with a comparative, historical, and analytical introduction by the editor. The focus of the book is on the interpretive process which follows riots and pogroms, rather than on the search for their causes. Its emphasis is on the struggle for control over the meaning of riotous events, for the right to represent them properly. How do political and social forces seek to assign causes and attach labels to riots, attribute motives to rioters and pogromists, and explain why particular groups are selected for violent assaults? To what extent are the state and its agents implicated in those assaults? To what degree does organization and/or spontaneity play a role in these incidents?


Imprint: New York University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 1996
Authors: Paul R Brass
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 978-0-8147-1274-0
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political activism > Demonstrations & protest movements
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
LSN: 0-8147-1274-6
Barcode: 9780814712740

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