The Resource A nation of orphans : silence and memory in twentieth-century Turkey, Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalayci Aljadeeah

A nation of orphans : silence and memory in twentieth-century Turkey, Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalayci Aljadeeah

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A nation of orphans : silence and memory in twentieth-century Turkey
Title
A nation of orphans
Title remainder
silence and memory in twentieth-century Turkey
Statement of responsibility
Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalayci Aljadeeah
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Written during the centenary of the Armenian genocide, The Silent Nation focuses on the personal narratives of individuals who were touched, in one painful way or another, by the Armenian genocide of 1915 – individuals of different genders, social backgrounds, classes and ages. They range from orphans to school directors and presidents, from fathers to daughters and grandchildren, from genocide victims to perpetrators and bystanders. Engaging different modes of historical analysis, my thesis aspires to avoid two recent trends in Genocide Studies: a one-sided focus on either the perpetrators or the victims, and obsessive revolving around the notion of denial. Over the course of four chapters, The Silent Nation looks at how Turkey remembered the First World War and the Armenian genocide – what was spoken about but not said, and what was said but not spoken about. My central argument is that silence swept Turkey’s memorial landscape after the Great War. The Turkish silence about the Armenian genocide is both unique and characteristic of the silence that followed the Great War. An ideological break with the past, which was solicited by the republican political regime in the years following the war, and the legacy of the genocide have shaped modern Turkey. I make an effort to understand how silence would indeed become the language of the newly founded republic and how individuals dealt with this predicament of silence: how they came to identify themselves in this liminal situation between speech and silence, between remembering and forgetting, and how they nevertheless found ways of telling their personal stories
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FIE
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Kalayci Aljadeeah, Suzan Meryem Rosita
Date time place
Defence date: 28 May 2018
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (HEC), 2018
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
theses
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European University Institute
Series statement
  • EUI PhD theses.
  • EUI theses
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  • Genocide
  • Armenian massacres, 1915-1923
  • Collective memory
  • Turkey
Label
A nation of orphans : silence and memory in twentieth-century Turkey, Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalayci Aljadeeah
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/55224
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Alexander Etkind (EUI); Professor emerita Luisa Passerini (EUI); Professor emeritus Jay Winter (Yale University); Professor Hülya Adak (Sabanci University)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-179)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
ix, 179 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088504777
Label
A nation of orphans : silence and memory in twentieth-century Turkey, Suzan Meryem Rosita Kalayci Aljadeeah
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/55224
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Alexander Etkind (EUI); Professor emerita Luisa Passerini (EUI); Professor emeritus Jay Winter (Yale University); Professor Hülya Adak (Sabanci University)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-179)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
FIE
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
ix, 179 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088504777

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