Partitions of Memory: Wounds and Witnessing in Cyprus

@article{Bryant2012PartitionsOM,
  title={Partitions of Memory: Wounds and Witnessing in Cyprus},
  author={Rebecca Bryant},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={2012},
  volume={54},
  pages={332 - 360}
}
  • Rebecca Bryant
  • Published 22 March 2012
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
The image has become an iconic one: five young men in dirty uniforms kneel in the middle of a dusty plain with their hands behind their heads. They squint in the blinding midday sun, their faces expressing anxiety and a measure of fear. A Turkish soldier leans to talk to one of them, appearing calm, even friendly. To one side another Turkish soldier whose face we do not see stands guard. This photograph has become one of the most famous images to come out of the Cyprus conflict. The men's… 

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