Contested spaces in contemporary Turkey: environmental, urban and secular politics

"The most significant political development of the post-Cold War era was, arguably, the diffusion of neoliberalism across the globe. Yet behind the illusion of abundance and development, the 'rule of the market' can be violent and destructive, exploiting the environment, dismissing cu...

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Contributors: Göçek, Fatma Müge (herausgeberin, Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: London I. B. Tauris 2019
Enclosed titles:Introduction : contested spaces in neo-liberal Turkey  (Fatma Müge Göçek)
Part I. History. 1. Manufacturing collective identities : Turkey, Syria and France contesting sovereignty over Antioch  (Sarah Shields)
2. Ankara's forgotten mental maps, changing demography and missing minorities  (Zeynep Kezer)
3. Negotiating history and diversity in a border province : the non-Muslim urban past in today's Edirne  (Zeynep Kasli)
Part II. State. 4. Mobilizing the state, monitoring the countryside : mobile village courses in Turkey  (Metin Yüksel)
5. Istanbul confidential : heroin, espionage and politics in Cold War Turkey, 1945-60  (Ryan Gingeras)
6. Mosques, media and meaning in the Federal Republic of Germany from the 1970s to the early 1990s  (Sarah Thomsen Vierra)
7. The state, law and feminist struggles in the neo-liberalizing city : the Istanbul Courthouse as a contested space  (Tugçe Ellialti-Köse)
8. The political economy of a conservation plan : the case of Uluabat Lake  (Ceren Soylu, Bengi Akbulut and Fikret Adaman)
9. From shining icons of progress to contested infrastructures : "damming" the Munzur Valley in Eastern Turkey  (Laurent Dissard)
.Part III. Market. 10. Irregular migration and negotiated urban space in Kumkapi, Istanbul  (Kristen Biehl)
11. Turkey's urban neo-liberalism : the normalization of informality during JDP rule  (Burak Köse)
12. Refusing to become pious soldiers : Islamist conscientious objection in Turkey  (Pinar Kemerli)
13. "Wake up!" and "Nomad" : competing visions of Turkish and Kurdish environmentalism in the music of Tarkan and Aynur  (Ozan Aksoy.)
Series/Journal:Library of modern Turkey 28
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Turkey / Society / Civil society / History
B History
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Neoliberalism (Turkey) History 21st century
B Protest movements (Turkey) History 21st century
Online Access: Volltext (Aggregator)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: Göçek, Fatma Müge: Contested spaces in contemporary Turkey : environmental, urban and secular politics. - London : I.B. Tauris,c2019. - 9781784536107
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Summary:"The most significant political development of the post-Cold War era was, arguably, the diffusion of neoliberalism across the globe. Yet behind the illusion of abundance and development, the 'rule of the market' can be violent and destructive, exploiting the environment, dismissing cultural or historical conservation and ignoring individual rights. This book now examines the emergence and consequences of neoliberalism in Turkey. Of particular importance to the study are the contested spaces - those sites of struggle and protest - where the impact of this economic system is challenged or negotiated. The contributors look beyond the neoliberal cities of the West - Istanbul and Ankara - to take into account the rest of the country and the groups that are most negatively affected: such as the Kurds, women and migrants. Chapters consider the complexity of neoliberalism in Turkey, where the power of the market, the agenda of the state, and significantly, the country's past, are shown to have shaped current economic practices and policies. Contested Spaces in Contemporary Turkey sheds new light on the societal processes that are re-shaping modern Turkey, a subject which is of increasing importance considering Erdogan's new model for an Islam-based state and in the aftermath of the July 2016 military coup attempt. It is at the cutting edge of research on urban history and social space and will be a significant resource for scholars of Turkish Studies and Kurdish Studies."--Back cover
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references, discography (page 416), and index
ISBN:1786732289