Common Fate, Different Experience: Gender-Specific Aspects of the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1917

TitleCommon Fate, Different Experience: Gender-Specific Aspects of the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1917
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsDerderian, Katharine
JournalHolocaust and Genocide Studies
Volume19
Issue1
Pagination1-25
Date Published2005
Abstract

Violence against women was a central feature of the Armenian Genocide. Even before the mass killings, sexual humiliation was used to intimidate the Armenian community. After the murder of the Armenian leadership & men of military age, Ottoman authorities & Ittihadist supporters deported surviving Armenians from Anatolia into the Syrian desert. During this ethnic cleansing, rape, kidnapping, sex slavery, & forced re-marriage became de facto instruments of genocide. Eyewitness accounts & diplomatic reports shed light on the place of gender during genocidal persecution. Although scholarship has only recently begun to explore the issue, the Armenian Genocide offers opportunities for comparative gender studies. Adapted from the source document.

URLhttp://hgs.oxfordjournals.org/content/19/1/1.short
Short TitleCommon Fate, Different Experience
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