Representing Mass Violence: Conflicting Responses to Human Rights Violations in Darfur

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Univ of California Press, Sep 10, 2015 - History - 341 pages
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How do interventions by the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court influence representations of mass violence? What images arise instead from the humanitarianism and diplomacy fields? How are these competing perspectives communicated to the public via mass media? Zooming in on the case of Darfur, Joachim J. Savelsberg analyzes more than three thousand news reports and opinion pieces and interviews leading newspaper correspondents, NGO experts, and foreign ministry officials from eight countries to show the dramatic differences in the framing of mass violence around the world and across social fields. Representing Mass Violence contributes to our understanding of how the world acknowledges and responds to violence in the Global South.
 

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Contents

Justice Cascade and Darfur
33
The Human Rights Field and Amnesty International
61
American Mobilization and the Justice Cascade
83
The Humanitarian Aid Field and Doctors Without Borders
103
The Humanitarian Complex and Challenges to the Justice
134
Diplomatic Representations of Mass Violence
157
Deviations
184
part four mediating competing
203
Fields Countries Ideology
222
Fields the Global versus the National
265
Postscript
283
Appendix B Interview Guidelines
290
Notes
304
References
316
Index
327
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Joachim J. Savelsberg is Professor of Sociology and Law and Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair at the University of Minnesota. He is the coauthor of American Memories: Atrocities and the Law and author of Crime and Human Rights: Criminology of Genocide and Atrocities.
 

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