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Armenian Genocide : Legacies of Denial Attallah, Maral


Drawing on the Armenian Genocide, and linking analysis of various genocides of the 20th and 21st centuries, Maral Attalah argues that recognition & reparation (structural recognition) is a necessary aspect of holding active and passive genocide deniers accountable. A call for structural recognition inherently promotes active anti-deniers, those who challenge genocide denial and encourage truth and accountability. The talk discusses the contemporary example of Turkey’s overt denial (active) and the United States’ lack of official recognition (passive denial) as indicative of a larger, and more complex, system of genocide denial.

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