Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

Concentration Camps : A Short History (Hardcover) (Dan Stone)

Concentration Camps : A Short History (Hardcover) (Dan Stone) - image 1 of 1

About this item

Concentration camps are a relatively new invention, a recurring feature of twentieth century warfare, and one that is important to the modern global consciousness and identity. Although the most famous concentration camps are those under the Nazis, the use of concentration camps originated several decades before the Third Reich, in the Philippines and in the Boer War, and they have been used again in numerous locations, not least during the genocides in Bosnia. They have become defining symbols of humankind's lowest point and basest acts.In this book, Dan Stone gives a global history of concentration camps, and shows that it is not only "mad dictators" who have set up camps, but instead all varieties of states, including liberal democracies, that have made use of them. Setting concentration camps against the longer history of incarceration, he explains how the ability of the modern state to control populations led to the creation of this extreme institution. Looking at their emergence and spread around the world, Stone argues that concentration camps serve the purpose, from the point of view of the state in crisis, of removing a section of the population that is perceived to be threatening, traitorous, or diseased. Drawing on contemporary accounts of camps, as well as the philosophical literature surrounding them, Stone considers the story camps tell us about the nature of the modern world as well as about specific regimes.
Number of Pages: 144
Genre: History, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Dan Stone
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2017
TCIN: 51769816
UPC: 9780198790709
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-7154
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$15.25
MSRPReg: $16.95 Save $1.70 (10% off)
Shipping
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.