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Book Reviews

 May 23, 2012

Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann,

Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights

Wilfrid Laurier University,

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3C5, (519) 884-1701 ext. 2780

List of Book Reviews

2012.  Sonia M. Hedgepath and Rochelle G. Saidel eds., Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust, Journal of Genocide Research, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 247-50.

2010. Barbara Rose Johnston & Susan Slyomovics, eds., Waging War, Making Peace: Reparations and Human Rights, and Patricia Marchak, No Easy Fix: Global Responses to Internal Wars and Crimes against Humanity, forthcoming in Journal of Genocide Research, vol. 12, no. 2 or 3.

2009. Harri Englund, Prisoners of Freedom: Human Rights and the African Poor, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006, in Journal of Contemporary African Studies, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 253-255.

2007. Kingsley Moghalu, Rwanda’s Genocide: The Politics of Global Justice, New York: Palgarce Macmillan, 2005, in Journal of Genocide Research, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 483-85.

2006. John Torpey, Making Whole What Has Been Smashed: On Reparations Politics, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003, CJS Online,

2006. Michael J. Bazyler, Holocaust Justice: the Battle for Restitution in America's Courts, New York: New York University Press, 2003, in Journal of Genocide Research, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 359-61.

2005. Romeo Dallaire, Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, Toronto: Random House, 2003. in Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 523-24.

2004. Abdullahi A. An-Na'im, ed. Cultural Transformation and Human Rights in Africa, London, Zed Books, 2002, and Abdullahi A. An-Na'im, ed. Human Rights under African Constitutions, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003. In African Studies Review, vol. 47, no. 1, April 2004, pp. 237-39.

2003. Ron Eyerman, Cultural Trauma: Slavery and the Formation of African-American Identity, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003, Canadian Journal of Sociology Online Book Reviews,

2003. Sam Totten and Steven Leonard Jacobs, eds., Pioneers of Genocide Studies, New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 2002, in Journal of Genocide Research, vol. 5, no. 4, (December), pp. 628-32.

2002. Ronald J. Berger, Fathoming the Holocaust: A Social Problems Approach, New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 2002. Canadian Journal of Sociology Online Book Reviews,

2002. Bill Berkeley, The Graves are Not Yet Full: Race, Tribe and Power in the Heart of Africa, New York: Basic Books, 2001, in ISG (Institute for the Study of Genocide) Newsletter, no. 29, fall 2002, pp.13-15.

2001. Mahmood Mamdani, ed. Beyond Rights Talk and Culture Talk: Comparative Essays on the Politics of Rights and Culture, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000, in African Studies Review, vol. 44, no. 3, (December) pp. 148-9.

2001. Joseph H. Carens, Culture, Citizenship and Community: A Contextual Exploration of Justice and Evenhandedness, New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, in Human Rights Quarterly, vol. 23, no. 2, (May), pp. 467-70.

2001. Steven R. Ratner and Jason S. Abrams, Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities in International Law. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. Journal of Genocide Research, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 163-66.

2000. Lawrence M. Friedman, The Horizontal Society, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999, in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 571, September 2000, pp. 228-9.

2000. Lorne Foster, Turnstile Immigration: Multiculturalism, Social Order and Social Justice in Canada. Toronto: Thompson Educational Publishing, 1998, in Canadian Journal of Sociology, vo.. 25, no. 1, winter 2000, pp. 114-16.

1999. Judith McKenzie, Pauline Jewett. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999, in Canadian Public Administration vol.42, no. 4, winter, pp. 580-83.

1999. Jeffrey Goldfarb, Civility and Subversion: The Intellectual in Democratic Society. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1998. In Canadian Journal of Sociology, Online, January,

1998. Chris Dunton and Mai Palmberg, Human Rights and Homosexuality in Southern Africa, and Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights, Beset by Contradictions: Islamization, Legal Reform and Human Rights in Sudan, in African Studies Review, vol. 41, no.1, 192-3.

1997. Judith Baker, ed. Group Rights. In Canadian Ethnic Studies, vol. 29, no. 2,144-5.

1997. Claude E. Welch, Jr. Protecting Human Rights in Africa: Strategies and Roles of Nongovernmental Organizations. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995. Journal of Contemporary African Studies, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 151-2.

1996. Rebecca Cook, ed. Human Rights of Women: National and International Perspectives, in International Journal, vol. 51, no.2, (spring), pp. 372-3.

1995. Eileen McCarthy-Arnolds, David R. Penna and Debra Joy Cruz Sobrepena, eds. Africa, Human Rights and the Global System: The Political Economy of Human Rights in a Changing World, in African Studies Review, vol. 38, no. 2 (September), pp. 175-6.

1995. John Fekete, Moral Panic: Biopolitics Rising, in McMaster University Faculty Association, Newsletter, vol. 21, no. 6, (March/April), pp. 8 and 12.

1994. Abdul Q. Lodhi and Russel A. McNeilly, eds., Human Rights in Retreat: Issues and Trends, in Canadian Ethnic Studies, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 151-3.

1994. Francis M. Deng, Protecting the Dispossessed: a Challenge for the International Community, in Canadian Journal of African Studies, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 529-30.

1994. Chukwuemeka Gahia and Civil Liberties Organisation (Lagos), Human Rights in Retreat, in African Book Publishing Record, vol. 20, no. 3, p. 186.

1994. Robert C. Gregory, The Rise and Fall of Philanthropy in East Africa: The Asian Contribution, in Canadian Journal of African Studies, vol. 28, no.1, pp. 156-7.

1994. Albie Sachs, Advancing Human Rights in South Africa, in Journal of Contemporary African Studies, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 22-5.

1993. Nupur Chaudhuri and Margaret Strobel, eds. Western Women and Imperialism: Complicity and Resistance, in Journal of African History, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 499-500.

1992 Robert Traer, Faith in Human Rights: Support in Religious Traditions for a Global Struggle, in Journal of Church and State, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 610-11.

1992 Issa G. Shivji, The Concept of Human Rights in Africa, in African Book Publishing Record, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 38.

1991 George Shepherd and Mark O.C. Onikpo, Emerging Human Rights: the African Political Economy Context, in African Studies Review, vol. 34, no. 3, (December), pp. 133-4.

1991 Alison Dundes Renteln, International Human Rights: Universalism versus Relativism in Canadian Journal of Political Science, vol. 24, no. 1 (March), pp. 209-11.

1990 Laurie S. Wiseberg and Laura Reiner, eds. Africa: Human Rights Directory and Bibliography - special issue of Human Rights Internet Reporter, in African Studies Review, vol. 12, no. 4 (Winter 1988/89), p. 185.

1989 John Ravenhill, (ed.) Africa in Economic Crisis, in Canadian Journal of African Studies 23, 1, pp. 183-4.

1988 R.J. Vincent, Human Rights and International Relations, in International Journal, Vol. 18, 2, pp. 336-337.

1988 R.A. Sydie, Natural Women, Cultured Men, in Canadian Journal of Sociology, vol. 13, no. 1-2, (winter-spring), pp. 182-3.

1987 Dov Ronen, (ed.) Democracy and Pluralism in Africa, in American Political Science Review, vol. 81, no. 4, (December), pp. 1405-6.

1987 George Shepherd and Ved P. Nanda, (eds.) Human Rights and Third World Development, in International Journal, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 610-11.

1986 Robert Justin Goldstein, Political Repression in Nineteenth Century Europe, in Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 549-550.

1986 Fatima Mahmoud, The Sudanese Bourgeoisie: Vanguard of Development? in African Economic History, pp. 241-243.

1985 Marc F. Plattner, (ed.) Human Rights in Our Time, in International Journal 49, No. 3, pp. 547-548.

1985 Naomi Chazan, An Anatomy of Ghanaian Politics: Managing Political Recession 1969-82, in Canadian Journal of African Studies 18, No. 3, pp. 658-659.

1985 Claire C. Robertson, Sharing the Same Bowl: A Socioeconomic History of Women and Class in Accra, Ghana, in American Historical Review (February), pp. 198-199.

1984 Remi Anifowose, Violence and Politics in Nigeria, in African Book Publishing Record 10, No. 2, p. 98.

1983 Jacklyn Cock, Maids and Madams: A Study of the Politics of Exploitation, in Resources for Feminist Research 12, No. 2, pp. 22-3.

1983 Christine Obbo, African Women: their Struggle for Economic Independence, and Helen Ware, (ed.) Women, Education and Modernization of the Family in West Africa, in Canadian Journal of African Studies 17, No. 2, pp. 303-305.

1982 Richard Sandbrook, The Politics of Basic Needs, in Canadian Journal of Development Studies 3, No. 2, pp. 411-412.

1982 Margaret Strobel, Muslim Women in Mombasa, 1890-1975, in Resources for Feminist Research 11, No. 3, pp. 324-325.

1982 Paul T. Kennedy, Ghanaian Businessmen: from Artisan to Capitalist Entrepreneur in a Dependent Economy, in Canadian Journal of African Studies 16, No. 1, pp. 177-178.

1981 Buchi Emecheta, The Joys of Motherhood and In the Ditch, in Canadian Journal of African Studies 15, No. 1, pp. 133-135.

1981 Jette Bukh, The Village Woman in Ghana, in Journal of Comparative Family Studies 12, No. 2, pp. 285-286.

1980 Henrika Kuklick, The Imperial Bureaucrat: the Colonial Administrative Service in the Gold Coast, 1920-39 and Bjorn M. Edsman, Lawyers in Gold Coast Politics 1900-1945, in American Historical Review 85, No. 5, pp. 1245-1246.

1980 Margaret Peil, Consensus and Conflict in African Societies, in Contemporary Sociology 9, No. 2, pp. 241-242.

1979 Hilda Bernstein, For their Triumphs and for their Tears: Women in Apartheid South Africa, and Joyce Sikikane, A Window on Soweto, in Resources for Feminist Research 8, No. 3, part 2, p. 37.

1979 Henry S. Wilson, The Imperial Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa since 1870, in Africana Journal 10, No. 2, pp. 135-136.

1979 L.E. Ohene-Darko, Government and Politics in Ghana (1850-1972), in African Book Publishing Record 5, No. 3, pp. 172-173.

1978 Lorenne Clark and Debra Lewis, Rape: the Price of Coercive Sexuality, in Contemporary Sociology 7, No. 5, p. 625.

1978 Richard Fry, Bankers in West Africa, in Canadian Journal of African Studies 12, No. 2, pp. 299-301.

1978 Peter Davies, (ed.) Trading in West Africa, in Canadian Journal of African Studies 11, No. 1, pp. 153-155.

1978 Marlene Dixon, Things which are Done in Secret, in Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 15, No. 1, pp. 108-109.

1976 Frederick Pedler, The Lion and the Unicorn in Africa and Anti-Report No. 11, Unilever's World, in Canadian Journal of African Studies 10, No. 1, pp. 191-193.