Academic Denial of the Armenian Genocide in American Scholarship: Denialism as Manufactured Controversy

  title={Academic Denial of the Armenian Genocide in American Scholarship: Denialism as Manufactured Controversy},
  author={M. Mamigonian},
  journal={Genocide Studies International},
  pages={61 - 82}
  • M. Mamigonian
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • Genocide Studies International
From its origins in the World War I era, denial of the Armenian Genocide emerged in American universities during the Cold War. Today, a growing body of critical scholarship and documentation of the Armenian Genocide has rendered traditional strategies of silencing and denial increasingly untenable. Like the tobacco industry lobbyists of the 1950s, apologists for the “Turkish position” now labor to construct denialism as a legitimate intellectual position within a historical debate. Such… Expand
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