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Kuper, Leo

Overview
Works: 65 works in 332 publications in 5 languages and 8,718 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works about Leo Kuper
 
Most widely held works by Leo Kuper
Genocide : its political use in the twentieth century by Leo Kuper( Book )

28 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates instances in modern history of the crime of genocide and makes a plea for its restraint by the pressure of public opinion
An African bourgeoisie; race, class, and politics in South Africa by Leo Kuper( Book )

22 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passive resistance in South Africa by Leo Kuper( Book )

31 editions published between 1956 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pluralism in Africa by Leo Kuper( Book )

24 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race, class, and power : ideology and revolutionary change in plural societies by Leo Kuper( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examining in detail the apparently inexorable polarization of society in such countries as Rwanda, Algeria, and South Africa, the author questions whether current theories correctly explain the past or offer adequate guides for the future. In their place he puts forward an alternative neo-Durkheimian view of the possibility of non-violent revolutionary change, based on the development of such social and cultural continuities as already exist within each plural society. But he warns that -this is an age of passionate commitment to violence in which vicarious killers abound in search of a Vietnam of their own.- The aim of this groundbreaking and challenging book is to create theoretical perspectives in which to view the racial conflict of plural societies. Written in the turbulent early 1970s, the book demonstrates the inadequacy of then prevailing views such as Marxist interpretations of racial conflict as class struggle, and the Fanon a priori rejection of non-violent techniques of change, which Kuper holds responsible for the acceptance of what he calls -the platitudes of violence.- The book concludes with more personal sections focusing on the author's struggles with the then prevailing South African society, critiques of that, and censorship of his attempts to make these public. In the light of subsequent changes in South Africa many decades later, this book serves not only as an important work of political sociology but as a personal testament to the fight against racism in South Africa. Leo Kuper was professor of sociology and director of the African Studies Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. A South African by birth, he was one of the first writers on genocide as well as other aspects of African studies and urban sociology. His major book, Genocide (Penguin, 1981), remains in print. The Leo Kuper Foundation is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the eradication of genocide through research, advice, and education. It was created in Washington, DC in 1994 following the death of Leo Kuper, with the aim of improving measures to prevent genocide. The main area of work for the past five years has been in support of the creation of an International Criminal Court. Troy Duster is director at the Institute for the History of the Production of Knowledge, New York University."--Provided by publisher
The prevention of genocide by Leo Kuper( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retten til at leve; Ideologisk konflikt; Uafhængige Bangladesh; Forenede Nationer; Opstart af sagsbehandlinger; Retsbegrebet: divergenser; Konvention om slaveri; Politisk massemord; Folkedrab; FN's sanktioner og straf; Generelt om forebyggelse; Konkret program; Våbenkapløb og folkemord
African law : adaptation and development by Hilda Kuper( Book )

11 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pity of it all : polarisation of racial and ethnic relations by Leo Kuper( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durban; a study in racial ecology by Leo Kuper( Book )

18 editions published between 1956 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International action against genocide by Leo Kuper( Book )

23 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The report that follows has been commissioned, and is published, by the Minority Rights Group as a contribution to public understanding of the problem which forms its subject. It does not necessarily represent, in every detail and in all its aspects, the collective view of the Group."--P. [ii] of cover
Race, science, and society by Unesco( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and French and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Racismen beskrevet ud fra biologiske, kulturelle og historiske synsvinkler
Living in towns; selected research papers in urban sociology of the Faculty of Commerce and Social Science, University of Birmingham by Leo Kuper( Book )

12 editions published between 1953 and 1977 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Africa : human rights and genocide by Leo Kuper( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The college brew : a satire by Leo Kuper( Book )

11 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international protection of minorities by J. E. S Fawcett( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Dutch and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhandeling over de juridische en politieke middelen die kunnen worden aangewend
Southern Africa and the United States by William Adams Hance( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African law: adaption and development by Hilda Kuper( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in Towns by Leo Kuper( Book )

4 editions published in 1953 in Undetermined and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution and genocide : on the origins of the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust by Robert Melson( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a study that compares the major attempts at genocide in world history, Melson creates a sophisticated framework that links genocide to revolution and war. He focuses on the plight of Jews after the fall of Imperial Germany and of Armenians during the fall of the Ottoman Empire as well as attempted genocides in the Soviet Union and Cambodia. He argues that genocide often is the end result of a complex process that starts when revolutionaries smash an old regime and, in its wake, try to construct a society that is pure according to ideological standards
RADIATION AND HEALTH by Leo Kuper( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Genocide : its political use in the twentieth century
Alternative Names
Leo Kuper filósofo sudafricano

Leo Kuper philosophe sud-africain

Leo Kuper South African philosopher

Լեո Կուպեր

ליאו קופר

ליאו קופר פילוסוף דרום אפריקאי

لئو کوپر

クーパー, レオ

Languages
English (267)

Japanese (3)

German (1)

French (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Race, class, and power : ideology and revolutionary change in plural societiesRevolution and genocide : on the origins of the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust