Call for Chapters: War and Genocide

Sarah Danielsson Announcement
New York, United States
Subject Fields
Human Rights, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Sociology, World History / Studies, Anthropology

This volume seeks to address the ongoing debates of the relationship between genocide and war, both theoretically and through case studies. It is now 20 years since one of the most significant contributions to the scholarship on war and genocide appeared, the book by the same name by Martin Shaw. Shaw’s argument provided both a reframing of the concept of genocide and challenged scholars to look at the genocidal components to warfare. Since the publication of the book in 2003, much more research has been done on genocide, in individual cases, in global contexts, and occasionally in its relationship to war. This topic has taken on new urgency with the ongoing war in Ukraine and the debate about genocidal actions that has followed. This volume is framed with Martin Shaw’s work as a starting point, and the purpose is to bring fresh perspectives to the question of the relationship between war and genocide. Among possible questions to be addressed: How does genocide manifest in times of war/specific wars? Are war and genocide inextricably linked? What legal challenges does prosecuting genocide in wartime /post-war face? What theoretical frameworks should be employed? How do discussions of genocidal violence during war change our perspectives on genocide as a whole? What current wars exhibit genocidal violence (such as in Ukraine)? Etc. Martin Shaw will write the opening chapter for the volume.

The hope is that the volume will be global in scope, so all geographical foci are welcome.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words, and a CV of no more than 2 pages to Professor Sarah Danielsson by July 15, 2023.

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Sarah K Danielsson

Professor of History

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