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Istanbul, City of the Fearless : Urban Activism, Coup d'état, and Memory in Turkey / Christopher Houston.

By: Houston, Christopher [author.]Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California, [2020]Copyright date: ©2020Description: pages cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780520343191; 9780520343207Subject(s): Anthropology and history -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- 20th century | Istanbul (Turkey) -- History -- 20th century | Turkey -- History -- Coup d'état, 1980 -- Social aspectsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Istanbul, city of the fearlessDDC classification: 949.61/804 LOC classification: DR731 | .H68 2020
Contents:
Spatial politics, historiography, method : introduction -- Activism, perception, memory : 12 eylül museum of shame -- De-Ottomanization, modernism, migration : a selective history of Istanbul, 1923-1974 -- Inscription, sound, violence : militant repertoires and the production of space in Istanbul, 1974-1980 -- Gecekondu, factory, municipality : three fields of spatial politics -- Militants, ideologies, (f)actions : what is to be done? -- Pacification, resistance, reconstruction : coup d'état, city of the fearful 1980-1983 -- Phenomenology, event, commemoration : conclusion.
Summary: "Based on extensive field research in Turkey, Istanbul, City of the Fearless explores social movements and the broader practices of civil society in Istanbul in the critical years before and after the 1980 military coup, the defining event in the neoliberal re-engineering of the city. Bringing together developments in anthropology, urban studies, cultural geography, and social theory, it offers new insights into the meaning and study of urban violence, military rule, activism and spatial tactics, relations between political fractions and ideologies, and political memory/commemoration. Its theoretical and conceptual contributions have implications far beyond its particular focus on Istanbul"-- Provided by publisher.
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Item type Current library Call number Status Date due Barcode
Books Books The BIAA David H. French Library
Shelf 63 - Reading Room
H2p HOUST 32536 Not for loan BOOKS-000000025414

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Spatial politics, historiography, method : introduction -- Activism, perception, memory : 12 eylül museum of shame -- De-Ottomanization, modernism, migration : a selective history of Istanbul, 1923-1974 -- Inscription, sound, violence : militant repertoires and the production of space in Istanbul, 1974-1980 -- Gecekondu, factory, municipality : three fields of spatial politics -- Militants, ideologies, (f)actions : what is to be done? -- Pacification, resistance, reconstruction : coup d'état, city of the fearful 1980-1983 -- Phenomenology, event, commemoration : conclusion.

"Based on extensive field research in Turkey, Istanbul, City of the Fearless explores social movements and the broader practices of civil society in Istanbul in the critical years before and after the 1980 military coup, the defining event in the neoliberal re-engineering of the city. Bringing together developments in anthropology, urban studies, cultural geography, and social theory, it offers new insights into the meaning and study of urban violence, military rule, activism and spatial tactics, relations between political fractions and ideologies, and political memory/commemoration. Its theoretical and conceptual contributions have implications far beyond its particular focus on Istanbul"-- Provided by publisher.

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