The Resource Cultural cleansing in Iraq : why museums were looted, libraries burned and academics murdered, edited by Raymond W. Baker, Shereen T. Ismael and Tareq Y. Ismael

Cultural cleansing in Iraq : why museums were looted, libraries burned and academics murdered, edited by Raymond W. Baker, Shereen T. Ismael and Tareq Y. Ismael

Label
Cultural cleansing in Iraq : why museums were looted, libraries burned and academics murdered
Title
Cultural cleansing in Iraq
Title remainder
why museums were looted, libraries burned and academics murdered
Statement of responsibility
edited by Raymond W. Baker, Shereen T. Ismael and Tareq Y. Ismael
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why did the invasion of Iraq result in cultural destruction and killings of intellectuals? Convention sees accidents of war and poor planning in a campaign to liberate Iraqis. The authors argue instead that the invasion aimed to dismantle the Iraqi state to remake it as a client regime. Post-invasion chaos created conditions under which the cultural foundations of the state could be undermined. The authors painstakingly document the consequences of the occupiers' willful inaction and worse, which led to the ravaging of one of the world's oldest recorded cultures. Targeted assassination of over 400 academics, kidnapping and the forced flight of thousands of doctors, lawyers, artists and other intellectuals add up to cultural cleansing. This important work lays to rest claims that the invasion aimed to free an educated population to develop its own culture of democracy.
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.C85 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Baker, Raymond William
  • Ismael, Shereen T
  • Ismael, Tareq Y
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Cultural property
  • Iraq
  • Intellectuals
Label
Cultural cleansing in Iraq : why museums were looted, libraries burned and academics murdered, edited by Raymond W. Baker, Shereen T. Ismael and Tareq Y. Ismael
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • The current status of the archaeological heritage of Iraq
  • Abbas al-Hussainy
  • Negligent mnemocide and the shattering of Iraqi collective memory
  • Nabil al-Takriti
  • Policy in motion : the present and the future
  • Killing the intellectual class : academics as targets
  • Dirk Adriaensens
  • Wiping the slate clean
  • Max Fuller and Dirk Adriaensens
  • Death, displacement, or flight
  • Formulating and executing the policy of cultural cleansing
  • Dahr Jamail
  • The purging of minds
  • Philip Marfleet
  • Minorities in Iraq : the other victims
  • Mokhtar Lamani
  • Appendix 1 : Reflections on death anxiety and university professors in Iraq
  • Faris K.O. Nadhmi
  • Appendix 2 : List of murdered academics
  • Ending the Iraqi state
  • Raymond W. Baker, Shereen T. Ismael, and Tareq Y. Ismael
  • Cultural cleansing in comparative perspective
  • Glenn E. Perry
  • Policy in motion : the assault on Iraq's incomparable history
  • Archaeology and the strategies of war
  • Zainab Bahrani
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 298 p.
Isbn
9780745328133
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3506161-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3506161
  • (Sirsi) o424560009
  • (OCoLC)424560009
Label
Cultural cleansing in Iraq : why museums were looted, libraries burned and academics murdered, edited by Raymond W. Baker, Shereen T. Ismael and Tareq Y. Ismael
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • The current status of the archaeological heritage of Iraq
  • Abbas al-Hussainy
  • Negligent mnemocide and the shattering of Iraqi collective memory
  • Nabil al-Takriti
  • Policy in motion : the present and the future
  • Killing the intellectual class : academics as targets
  • Dirk Adriaensens
  • Wiping the slate clean
  • Max Fuller and Dirk Adriaensens
  • Death, displacement, or flight
  • Formulating and executing the policy of cultural cleansing
  • Dahr Jamail
  • The purging of minds
  • Philip Marfleet
  • Minorities in Iraq : the other victims
  • Mokhtar Lamani
  • Appendix 1 : Reflections on death anxiety and university professors in Iraq
  • Faris K.O. Nadhmi
  • Appendix 2 : List of murdered academics
  • Ending the Iraqi state
  • Raymond W. Baker, Shereen T. Ismael, and Tareq Y. Ismael
  • Cultural cleansing in comparative perspective
  • Glenn E. Perry
  • Policy in motion : the assault on Iraq's incomparable history
  • Archaeology and the strategies of war
  • Zainab Bahrani
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 298 p.
Isbn
9780745328133
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3506161-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3506161
  • (Sirsi) o424560009
  • (OCoLC)424560009

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