Genocide Denial as Testimonial Oppression

  title={Genocide Denial as Testimonial Oppression},
  author={Melanie Altanian},
  journal={Social Epistemology},
  pages={133 - 146}
ABSTRACT This article offers an argument of genocide denial as an injustice perpetrated not only against direct victims and survivors of genocide, but also against future members of the victim group. In particular, I argue that in cases of persistent and systematic denial, i.e. denialism, it perpetrates an epistemic injustice against them: testimonial oppression. First, I offer an account of testimonial oppression and introduce Kristie Dotson’s notion of testimonial smothering as one form of… 

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