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Inhaltsangabe: The role of the mass media in Genocide is multifaceted, with respect to the disclosure and flow of information. In fact, the mass media provides both explanations and interpretations of events to the public in potentially controversial ways. From this perspective, the Armenian Genocide, the first of its kind in the modern era, continues to raise many questions. What impact did the mass media have on related events as they occurred? Similarly, what direct and indirect impact did media coverage have on the international public space? What importance should be attributed to mass media iconography in the representation of mass violence? How was the media discourse expressed semantically? How does that lead to conflicts over the ways in which historical events are commemorated and remembered? On the eve of the commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, Mass Media and the Genocide of the Armenians investigates questions of responsibility, denial, victimisation and marginalisation through an analysis of the media representations of the event in different national contexts.
Über den Autor: Joceline Chabot is Associate Professor in Contemporary History at Universite de Moncton, Canada. Her main focus is the narrative of the Armenian Genocide in the press, as well as testimonial literature on the Genocide. She is currently carrying out research on the cultural and social history of the First World War. Richard Godin is Lecturer in Speech Communication Studies at Universite Laval, Canada. His field of research is dedicated to media studies and the significance of symbolic contents through the political praxis. In the same perspective, he also studies the press coverage of the Armenian genocide in the French Canadian newspapers, between 1915 and 2015. Stefanie Kappler is Lecturer in Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building at Durham University, UK. She is particularly interested in the contested and transformative nature of local imaginations of peace as well as the role of memory politics in peacebuilding. Sylvia Kasparian is Tenured Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Textual Data Analysis Laboratory at Universite de Moncton, Canada. She is especially interested in the representations conveyed by the media linked to the memory, denomination and characterization of the Armenian Genocide (press and testimonial literature).