This book explores and comparatively assesses how Armenians as minorities have been represented in modern Turkey from the twentieth century through to the present day, with a particular focus on the period since the first electoral victory of the AKP (Justice and Development Party) in 2002. It examines how social movements led by intellectuals and activists have challenged the Turkish state and called for democratization, and explores key issues related to Armenian identity. Drawing on new social movements theory, this book sheds light on the dynamics of minority identity politics in contemporary Turkey and highlights the importance of political protest.
Özlem Belçim Galip is Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford, UK.
Introduction.- 1. Revisiting Armenians in Ottoman Empire: Deportations and Atrocities.- 2. Representation of Armenian identity from 1923 to 2002.- 3. Hopes and Loss of Democratization under AKP Government: From 2002 onwards.- 4. Challenging Turkish state's denial of Armenian Genocide: New Social movements in Turkey.- 5. Conclusion.