Addressivity and the Monument: Memorials, Publics and the Yezidis of Armenia

  title={Addressivity and the Monument: Memorials, Publics and the Yezidis of Armenia},
  author={Christine Allison},
  journal={History \& Memory},
  pages={145 - 181}
  • C. Allison
  • Published 16 March 2013
  • History
  • History & Memory
This article examines the relationship between monuments and publics, using Karin Barber’s model of how texts interact with publics, which draws on the Bakhtinian notion of addressivity. Two monuments associated with the Yezidi community, Armenia’s largest minority, are considered here. Both are of recent construction—one sacred, the shrine at Shamiram, and the other secular, the monument to Cahangir Agha, a hero of the battle of Sardarabad. These are set in the context of former Soviet and… 

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