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The making of the Greek genocide : contested memories of the Ottoman Greek catastrophe / Erik Sjöberg.

Author/Creator:
Sjoberg, Erik, author.
Publication:
New York : Berghahn, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 255 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
War and genocide ; v. 23.
War and genocide ; volume 23
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Other Title:
Contested memories of the Ottoman Greek catastrophe
Subjects:
Greeks -- Turkey -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Greeks -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century.
Greeks -- Turkey -- Ethnic identity.
Genocide -- Turkey -- History -- 20th century.
Turkey -- Politics and government -- 1909-.
Collective memory -- Greece.
Collective memory.
Genocide.
Greeks.
Greeks -- Ethnic identity.
Greeks -- Politics and government.
Politics and government.
Greece.
Turkey.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"During and after World War I, over one million Ottoman Greeks were expelled from Turkey, a watershed moment in Greek history that resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths. And while few dispute the expulsion's tragic scope, it remains the subject of fierce controversy, as activists have fought for international recognition of an atrocity they consider comparable to the Armenian genocide. This book provides a much-needed analysis of the Greek genocide as cultural trauma. Neither taking the genocide narrative for granted nor dismissing it outright, Erik Sjöberg instead recounts how it emerged as a meaningful but contested collective memory with both nationalist and cosmopolitan dimensions." -- Back cover.
Contents:
Introduction: Cosmopolitan memory and the Greek genocide narrative
Ottoman twilight: the background in Anatolia
"Right to memory": from catastrophe to the politics of identity
Nationalizing genocide: the recognition process in Greece
The pain of others: empathy and the problematic comparison
Becoming cosmopolitan: the Americanized genocide
"Three genocides, one recognition": the "Christian holocaust"
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781785333255
1785333259
9781785333262
OCLC:
947402983
Publisher Number:
40026744523