The Armenian genocide, which occurred more than a hundred years ago, remains an important topic of scholarly research with a number of serious works regarding its historical background and political outcomes in recent years. With Recovering Armenia Lerna Ekmekçioğlu sheds light on a long-overlooked issue: Armenians who remained in Turkey after the massacres. The unique and major contribution of this work is its specific focus on Armenian women’s “forced” roles in the process of Armenian nation building under the Turkish government despite its role in perpetrating the massacres. In “A Climate for Abduction, a Climate for Redemption,” Ekmekçioğlu (2013) encouraged a consideration of women’s traumatic experiences of the 1915 genocide by exploring the wartime transfer of women and children from one ethnic group (Armenians) to another (Turks and more generally Muslims) and its partial annulment after...
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Book Review| November 01 2019
Recovering Armenia: The Limits of Belonging in Post-Genocide Turkey
Recovering Armenia: The Limits of Belonging in Post-Genocide Turkey. Ekmekçioğlu, Lerna.
Stanford University Press,
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2019) 15 (3): 386–388.
Meltem Şafak; Recovering Armenia: The Limits of Belonging in Post-Genocide Turkey. Journal of Middle East Women's Studies 1 November 2019; 15 (3): 386–388. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15525864-7720753
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