Armenian Diaspora: Diaspora, State and the Imagination of the Republic of Armenia
|Author||:||Turgut Kerem Tuncel|
Armenian Diaspora: Diaspora, State and the Imagination of the Republic of Armenia is the slightly revised version of Dr. Turgut Kerem Tuncel’s doctoral dissertation titled Mayr Hayastan Im Hairenik: Memory and the Politics of Construction of the Armenian Homeland that he defended in June 2014 at Università degli Studi di Trento Sociology and Social Research Doctoral Program. In his book, Dr. Tuncel examines the construction of the Republic of Armenia as a homeland after the collapse of the Soviet Union along the Armenia-Diaspora nexus through the analyses of the Armenian state discourse, the discourses of the major new-generation diaspora organizations in the U.S. and the discourses of the young Armenians, mostly U.S citizens, who undertake volunteer work, internships, and ‘homeland tourism’ programmes in Armenia organized by those organizations.
The book was first published in December 2014. The second edition of this book was launched in August 2015.