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Author Can, Şule, author

Title Refugee encounters at the Turkish-Syrian border : Antakya at the crossroads / Şule Can
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 160 pages)
Series Routledge borderlands studies
Routledge borderlands studies
Contents Introduction : war, displacement and encounters at the border -- Fragile diversities : Antakya (Hatay) as a border city -- Refugee encounters : border regime and Syrianness -- Urban encounters : negotiating state, identity and labor -- Encounters of the political : cultural revival after 2011
Summary "The Turkish Syrian borderlands host almost half of the Syrian refugees, with an estimated 1.5 million people arriving in the area following the outbreak of the Syrian civil war. This book investigates the ongoing negotiations of ethnicity, religion and state at the border, as refugees struggle to settle and to navigate their encounters with the Turkish state and with different sectarian groups. In particular, the book explores the situation in Antakya, the site of the ancient city of Antioch, the "cradle of civilizations", and now populated by diverse populations of Arab Alawites, Christians and Sunni Turks. The book demonstrates that urban refugee encounters at the margins of the state reveal larger concerns that encompass state practices and regional politics. Overall, the book shows how and why displacement in the Middle East is intertwined with negotiations of identity, politics and state. Faced with an environment of everyday oppression, refugees negotiate their own urban space and "refugee" status, challenging, resisting and sometimes confirming sectarian boundaries. This book's detailed analysis will be of interest to anthropologists, geographers, sociologists, historians, and Middle Eastern studies scholars who are working on questions of displacement, cultural boundaries and the politics of Civil War in border regions"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Şule Can is an anthropologist who received her doctoral degree from Binghamton University (SUNY), USA. She is currently a Research Associate at Binghamton University, Department of Anthropology andAcademic Chair of the Institute for the Middle Eastern Arab Peoples, Turkey
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 25, 2019)
Subject Refugees -- Syria
Refugees -- Turkey -- Antioch
Syrians -- Turkey -- Antioch
Ethnic relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Third World Development
Antioch (Turkey) -- Ethnic relations
Antioch (Turkey) -- Religion
Turkey -- Antioch.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019024229
ISBN 0429401779