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Critical Genocide Studies

ByAlexander L. Hinton

Over the last two decades, the interdisciplinary fi eld of genocide studies has dramatically expanded and matured. 1 Genocide studies no longer stands in the shadow of Holocaust studies. It is now the primary subject of journals, textbooks, encyclopedias, readers, handbooks, special journal issues, bibliographies, workshops, seminars, conferences, websites, research centers, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, international organizations, and a unit at the United Nations. If not yet fully theorized, the discipline is characterized by a number of debates and approaches.