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Author Houston, Christopher author

Title Istanbul, city of the fearless urban activism, coup d'état, and memory in Turkey Christopher Houston
Published Oakland, California University of California Press [2020]


Description 1 online resource illustrations
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
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Anthropology and history -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- 20th century
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
Anthropology and history
Social aspects
Kollektives Gedächtnis
Militärputsch in der Türkei 1980
Politische Anthropologie
Soziale Bewegung
Istanbul (Turkey) -- History -- 20th century
Turkey -- History -- Coup d'état, 1980 -- Social aspects
Turkey -- Istanbul
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2020001780
ISBN 0520974670