In this article, we outline the significance of the special issue on the scholarship of Raphaël Lemkin. We argue that genocide scholars tend to identify with one of three different types of Lemkin scholarship. Each of the articles for the special issue challenges these genres in an effort to extend the study of genocide in new directions. Moreover, we contend that this work suggests that genocide scholars should endeavor to extend the study of genocide beyond Lemkin's vision and writings.
We extend our thanks to the editorial board of Genocide Studies and Prevention for aiding us in the process of compiling this special issue on Lemkin's work. In particular, we wish to acknowledge the work of Christian Gudehus and Douglas Irvin-Erickson in ensuring the timely completion of this issue.
Meiches, Benjamin and Benvenuto, Jeff
"Between Hagiography and Wounded Attachment: Raphaël Lemkin and the Study of Genocide,"
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