Cultural cleansing in Iraq : why museums were looted, libraries burned and academics murdered /

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-invasio...

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Other Authors / Creators:Baker, Raymond William, 1942-
Ismael, Shereen T.
Ismael, Tareq Y.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language notes:English.
Imprint: London ; New York : Pluto Press, 2010.
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Part I. Formulating and Executing the Policy of Cultural Cleansing
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Cultural Cleansing in Comparative Perspective
  • Part II. Policy in Motion: Destroying the Past, Killing the Future
  • Part A. The Assault on Iraq's Incomparable History
  • 3. Archaeology and the Strategies of War
  • 4. The Status of Iraq's Archaeological Heritage: Report on the Destruction of Archaeological Sites, Museums and Historical Monuments in Occupied Iraq
  • 5. Negligient Mnemocide and the Shattering of Iraqi Collective Memory
  • Part B. The Present and the Future
  • 6. Killing the Intellectual Class
  • 7. The Purging of Minds
  • 8. Minorities in Iraq: The Other Victims
  • Part III. Appendices
  • Appendix I. Reflections on Death Anxiety and University Professors in Iraq
  • Appendix II. List of Murdered Academics
  • About the Contributors
  • Index