The Transgenerational Consequences of the Armenian Genocide

Near the Foot of Mount Ararat

  • Anthonie¬†Holslag

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Genocide book series (PSHG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Anthonie Holslag
    Pages 1-16
  3. Destruction of an Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Anthonie Holslag
      Pages 19-55
    3. Anthonie Holslag
      Pages 57-93
    4. Anthonie Holslag
      Pages 95-185
    5. Anthonie Holslag
      Pages 187-190
  4. The Reconstruction of an Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Anthonie Holslag
      Pages 193-240
    3. Anthonie Holslag
      Pages 241-255
    4. Anthonie Holslag
      Pages 257-275
    5. Anthonie Holslag
      Pages 277-286
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 287-291

About this book


This book brings together the Armenian Genocide process and its transgenerational outcome, which are often juxtaposed in existing scholarship, to ask how the Armenian Genocide is conceptualized and placed within diasporic communities. Taking a dual approach to answer this question, Anthonie Holslag studies the cultural expression of violence during the genocidal process itself, and in the aftermath for the victims. By using this approach, this book allows us to see comparatively how genocide in diasporic communities in the Netherlands, London and the US is encapsulated in an historic narrative. It paints a picture of the complexity of genocidal violence itself, but also in its transgenerational and non-spatial consequences, raising new questions of how violence can be perpetuated or interlocked with the discourse and narratives of the victims, and how the violence can be relived.


ethnography political violence trauma ethnic cleansing Ottoman Empire

Authors and affiliations

  • Anthonie¬†Holslag
    • 1
  1. 1.Research School for Memory, Heritage and Material Culture, Faculty of HumanitiesUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-69259-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-69260-9
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