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dc.contributor.advisor Starn, Orin en_US
dc.contributor.author Turkyilmaz, Yektan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-10T16:01:07Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-30T05:30:08Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/5038
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>This dissertation examines the conflict in Eastern Anatolia in the early 20th century and the memory politics around it. It shows how discourses of victimhood have been engines of grievance that power the politics of fear, hatred and competing, exclusionary claims to statehood and territory by Turks, Armenians, and Kurds. Grounded in extensive archival research in American, British, Turkish, and Armenian historical repositories, I trace how discourses of communal victimhood were generated around the traumatic ordeals in the two decades that preceded the Armenian genocide of 1915-6, carried out by the Young Turk government. The dissertation pays special attention to the nature of political tension and debate among Armenians on the eve of the genocide as well as rethinking the events and later interpretations of the iconic Armenian uprising in the Ottoman city of Van in 1915. The analysis here goes beyond deterministic, escalationist and teleological perspectives on the antecedents of the Armenian genocide; instead, it highlights political agency and enabling structures of the war, offering a new perspective on the tragic violence of Eastern Anatolia in the early 20th century.</p> en_US
dc.subject Cultural anthropology en_US
dc.subject Ethnic studies en_US
dc.subject Armenian Genocide en_US
dc.subject Eastern Anatolia en_US
dc.subject Memory en_US
dc.subject Reconciliation en_US
dc.subject Victimhood en_US
dc.subject World War I en_US
dc.title Rethinking Genocide: Violence and Victimhood in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1915 en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.department Cultural Anthropology en_US
duke.embargo.months 24 en_US

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