Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2015.
xv, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Routledge studies in Middle Eastern politics ; 72.
Formatted Contents Note
The Kurdish Issue in Turkey from a spatial perspective / Zeynep Gambetti and Joost Jongerden Part I: making and remaking the Southeast Space, state-making and contentious Kurdish politics in the East of Turkey : the case of Eastern Meetings, 1967 / Azad Gündogan Diyarbakir's "Witness Sites" and discourses on the "Kurdish Question" in Turkey / Eray Çayli What is hidden beneath the Mor Gabriel Monastery wall? Consolidating borders between self and other, self and the state / Zerrin Özlem Biner An ethnographic account of compulsory public service by doctors in Hakkari : The limits of the AKP assimilation strategy and the production of space / Ilker Cörüt Beyond Kurdistan? The Mesopotamia Social Forum and the appropriation and re-imagination of Mesopotamia by the Kurdish movement / Marlies Casier Part II: Kurdish struggles in urban spaces Generational differences in political mobilization among Kurdish forced migrants : The case of Istanbul's Kanarya Mahallesi / Gülay Kiliçaslan Space, capitalism and Kurdish migrants in Izmir : an analysis of Kadifekale's Transformation / Neslihan Demirtas-Milz and Cenk Saraçoglu Rescaled localities and redefined class relations : neoliberal experience in south-east Turkey / Ayse Seda Yüksel Politics of privacy : forced migration and the spatial struggle of the Kurdish youth in Adana / Haydar Darici Ethnicity, social tensions and production of space in forced migration neighbourhoods of Mersin / Ali Ekber Dogan and Bediz Yilmaz Part III: Spaces of seasonal migration Embodiment of space and labor : Kurdish migrant workers in Turkish agriculture / Deniz Duruiz The transformation of the private home of Kurdish seasonal workers / Iclal Ayse Küçükkirca.
"This volume gives a thorough and comprehensive analysis of the Kurdish issue in Turkey from a spatial perspective that takes into account geographical variations in identity formation, exclusion and political mobilisation. Although analysis of Turkey's Kurdish issue from a spatial perspective is not new, spatial analyses are still relatively scarce. More often than not, Kurdish studies consist of time-centred work. In this book, the attention is shifted from outcome-oriented analysis of transformation in time towards a spatial analysis. The authors in this book discuss the spatial production of home, identity, work, in short, of being in the world. The contributions are based on the tacit avowal that the Kurdish question, in addition to being a question of group rights, is also one of spatial relations. By asking a different set of questions, this book examines; which spatial strategies have been employed to deal with Kurds? Which spatial strategies are developed by Kurds to deal with state, and with the neo-liberal turn? How are these strategies absorbed and what counter-strategies are developed, both in cities populated by the Kurds in south-eastern Turkey and in other regions? Emphasizing that identity or place, its particularity or uniqueness, arises from social practices and social relations, this book is essential reading for scholars and researchers working in Kurdish and Turkish Studies, Urban and Rural Studies and Politics more broadly"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
KKX2467.M56 K87 2015
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