Concentration Camps : a Short History.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2016Description: 1 online resource (170 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780192508027; 0192508024Subject(s): HISTORY / Modern / 20th CenturyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Concentration Camps : A Short History.DDC classification: 361.61094 LOC classification: D805.A2 | .S766 2017Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Concentration Camps -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- List of Illustrations -- 1: What is a Concentration Camp? -- 2: Origins -- 3: The Third Reich´s World of Camps -- 4: The Gulag -- 5: The Wide World of Camps -- Italy, France, and Spain -- Liberal Internment -- Communist Camps -- 6: `An Auschwitz Every Three Months´: Society as Camp? -- Camps as Warning? -- The Meaning of Camps -- The Memory of the Camps -- References -- Chapter 1: What is a Concentration Camp? -- Chapter 2: Origins -- Chapter 3: The Third Reich´s World of Camps -- Chapter 4: The Gulag -- Chapter 5: The Wide World of Camps -- Chapter 6: `An Auschwitz Every Three Months´: Society as Camp? -- FURTHER READING -- Chapter 1: What is a Concentration Camp? -- Chapter 2: Origins -- Chapter 3: The Third Reich's World of Camps -- Chapter 4: The Gulag -- Chapter 5: The Wide World of Camps -- Chapter 6: 'An Auschwitz Every Three Months': Society as Camp? -- Publisher´s Acknowledgements -- Index.
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 genocide in Bosnia. Theyhave 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, Stoneargues 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, Stoneconsiders the story camps tell us about the nature of the modern world as well as about specific regimes.