Denial of Violence: Ottoman Past, Turkish Present, and by Fatma Muge Gocek PDF

By Fatma Muge Gocek

ISBN-10: 0190624582

ISBN-13: 9780190624583

ISBN-10: 019933420X

ISBN-13: 9780199334209

whereas a lot of the foreign group regards the pressured deportation of Armenian matters of the Ottoman Empire in 1915, the place nearly 800,000 to 1.5 million Armenians perished, as genocide, the Turkish nation nonetheless formally denies it.

In Denial of Violence, Fatma Müge Göçek seeks to decipher the roots of this disavowal. To catch the negotiation of which means that results in denial, Göçek undertook a qualitative research of 315 memoirs released in Turkey from 1789 to 2009 as well as a variety of secondary resources, journals, and newspapers. She argues that denial is a multi-layered, old method with 4 detailed but overlapping parts: the structural components of collective violence and located modernity on one part, and the emotional components of collective feelings and legitimating occasions at the different. within the Turkish case, denial emerged via 4 levels: (i) the preliminary imperial denial of the origins of the collective violence dedicated opposed to the Armenians began in 1789 and persevered until eventually 1907; (ii) the younger Turk denial of the act of violence lasted for a decade from 1908 to 1918; (iii) early republican denial of the actors of violence came about from 1919 to 1973; and (iv) the past due republican denial of the accountability for the collective violence began in 1974 and maintains today.

Denial of Violence develops a unique theoretical, ancient and methodological framework to realizing what occurred and why the denial of collective violence opposed to Armenians nonetheless persists inside of Turkish kingdom and society.

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