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Gendered silences, gendered memories: new memory work on Islamized Armenians in Turkey

Altınay, Ayşe Gül (2013) Gendered silences, gendered memories: new memory work on Islamized Armenians in Turkey. (Accepted/In Press)

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Abstract

Since 2004, at least 18 books (across the genres of memoir, fiction, oral history, history, and historiography) have been published in the Turkish language on the Islamized Armenian survivors of the 1915 genocide and the (post)memories of their “Muslim” grandchildren. This emerging body of memory work poses significant challenges to Turkish national self-understanding, the official politics of genocide denial as well as to the growing scholarship on 1915. It also calls for a critical analysis of the nine decades of silence on Islamized Armenians in all historiographies. This article aims to discuss the need for a feminist perspective to make sense of both this silence and the recent process of unsilencing

Item Type:Article
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
ID Code:22289
Deposited By:Ayşe Gül Altınay
Deposited On:19 Dec 2013 14:48
Last Modified:19 Dec 2013 14:48

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