Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Special Issue: New Approaches to Raphael Lemkin

The latest issue of the Journal of Genocide Research (Vol. 15, no. 3, 2013) focuses on the theme "New Approaches to Raphael Lemkin" and is edited by Donna-Lee Frieze. Those interested in Lemkin might also see Frieze's recently published Totally Unofficial: The Autobiography of Raphael Lemkin (Yale Univ. Press 2013), which is reviewed by Michael Ignatieff in the current issue of the New Republic (Sept. 16, 2013). Contents of the special issue include:
  • Donna-Lee Frieze, New approaches to Raphael Lemkin
  • Thomas M. Butcher, A ‘synchronized attack’: On Raphael Lemkin's holistic conception of genocide
  • Douglas Irvin-Erickson, Genocide, the ‘family of mind’ and the romantic signature of Raphael Lemkin
  • Mira L. Siegelberg, Unofficial men, efficient civil servants: Raphael Lemkin in the history of international law
  • Hilary Earl, Prosecuting genocide before the Genocide Convention: Raphael Lemkin and the Nuremberg Trials, 1945–1949