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The Resource There was and there was not : a journey through hate and possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and beyond, Meline Toumani

There was and there was not : a journey through hate and possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and beyond, Meline Toumani

Label
There was and there was not : a journey through hate and possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and beyond
Title
There was and there was not
Title remainder
a journey through hate and possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and beyond
Statement of responsibility
Meline Toumani
Title variation
Journey through hate and possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and beyond
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A young Armenian-American goes to Turkey in a 'love thine enemy' experiment that becomes a transformative reflection on how we use-- and abuse-- our personal histories
Summary
Meline Toumani grew up in a close-knit Armenian community in New Jersey where Turkish restaurants were shunned and products made in Turkey were boycotted. The source of this enmity was the Armenian genocide of 1915 at the hands of the Ottoman Turkish government, and Turkey's refusal to acknowledge it. Frustrated by her community's all-consuming campaigns for genocide recognition, Toumani leaves a promising job at The New York Times and moves to Istanbul. Instead of demonizing Turks, she sets out to understand them, and in a series of extraordinary encounters over the course of four years, she tries to talk about the Armenian issue, finding her way into conversations that are taboo and sometimes illegal. Along the way, we get a snapshot of Turkish society in the throes of change, and an intimate portrait of a writer coming to terms with the issues that drove her halfway across the world
Tone
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10381325
Cataloging source
DLC
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Toumani, Meline
Dewey number
327.5610566/2
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.A7
LC item number
T68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Toumani, Meline
  • Armenian Americans
  • Armenian massacres, 1915-1923
  • Armenian massacres, 1915-1923
  • Genocide
  • Social change
  • Armenia
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a journey through hate and possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and beyond
Label
There was and there was not : a journey through hate and possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and beyond, Meline Toumani
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-286)
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Diaspora. When we talk about what happened ; Summer camp, Franklin, Massachusetts, 1989 ; "How did they kill your grandparents?" ; A real Armenian ; False assumptions ; "With this madness, what art could there be? -- "Alternate realities. "So you are a bit mixed up now" ; "Armenians are killers of children" ; January 19, 2007 -- Turkey. Paradoxes ; Language ; Knowing and not knowing ; How to be a Turk ; Official history -- Armenia. Country on maps ; Hello, Homeland! ; Reunions -- Power. The narcissism of small similarities ; Excess baggage ; Soccer diplomacy ; Terms
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 286 pages
Isbn
9780805097627
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880520963
  • (OCoLC)ocn880520963
  • 440917
Label
There was and there was not : a journey through hate and possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and beyond, Meline Toumani
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-286)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Diaspora. When we talk about what happened ; Summer camp, Franklin, Massachusetts, 1989 ; "How did they kill your grandparents?" ; A real Armenian ; False assumptions ; "With this madness, what art could there be? -- "Alternate realities. "So you are a bit mixed up now" ; "Armenians are killers of children" ; January 19, 2007 -- Turkey. Paradoxes ; Language ; Knowing and not knowing ; How to be a Turk ; Official history -- Armenia. Country on maps ; Hello, Homeland! ; Reunions -- Power. The narcissism of small similarities ; Excess baggage ; Soccer diplomacy ; Terms
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 286 pages
Isbn
9780805097627
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014018362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880520963
  • (OCoLC)ocn880520963
  • 440917

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