Remembering the 1980 Turkish Military Coup d‘État

Remembering the 1980 Turkish Military Coup d‘État

Author: Elifcan Karacan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783658113209

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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In her research studies, Elifcan Karacan shows the relation between trauma, violence and memory with a specific focus on the events considering the 1980 Military Coup d‘État in Turkey. Based on collective memory theories and cultural trauma theories, the author focuses on the reconstruction of the past in present times and memory practices, such as commemorations, anniversaries, construction of memory-places (museums). This book seeks for an understanding of collective memory within individual narrations and mnemonic practices by using narrative interviews and biographical case reconstruction methods.

Factories of Memory: Cinematic Representations of the 12 September Military Coup

Factories of Memory: Cinematic Representations of the 12 September Military Coup

Author: Ozan Tekin

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 9783954890798

Category: Social Science

Page: 60

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12 September 1980, the third successful military coup in the history of Turkey has had a debilitating impact on the social, political and cultural life of the country. This study examines the representations of the 12 September coup through the lens of film as memory. Based on the content analysis of the two films, Beynelmilel (2006) and Bu Son Olsun (2012), and their reception, this study examines the representations of the 12 September military coup by means of the concepts of cultural memory, communicative and material memory (memory of objects), and construes whether the reconstruction of this particular past event is challenged by the abovementioned cinematic products as a way to impinge upon the collective memories of this seminal event in Turkey.

The Palgrave Handbook of Anti-Communist Persecutions

The Palgrave Handbook of Anti-Communist Persecutions

Author: Christian Gerlach

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030549633

Category: History

Page: 596

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This handbook explores anti-communism as an overarching phenomenon of twentieth-century global history, showing how anti-communist policies and practices transformed societies around the world. It advances research on anti-communism by looking beyond ideologies and propaganda to uncover how these ideas were put into practice. Case studies examine the role of states and non-state actors in anti-communist persecutions, and cover a range of topics, including social crises, capitalist accumulation and dispossession, political clientelism and warfare. Through its comparative perspective, the handbook reveals striking similarities between different cases from various world regions and highlights the numerous long-term consequences of anti-communism that exceeded by far the struggle against communism in a narrow sense. Contributing to the growing body of work on the social history of mass violence, this volume is an essential resource for students and scholars interested to understand how twentieth-century anti-communist persecutions have shaped societies around the world today. Chapter 7 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Remembering the Great War in the Middle East

Remembering the Great War in the Middle East

Author: Hans-Lukas Kieser

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780755626489

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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This book addresses the conflicts, myths, and memories that grew out of the Great War in Ottoman Turkey, and their legacies in society and politics. It is the third volume in a series dedicated to the combined analysis of the Ottoman Great War and the Armenian Genocide. In Australia and New Zealand, and even more in the post-Ottoman Middle East, the memory of the First World War still has an immediacy that it has long lost in Europe. For the post-Ottoman regions, the first of the two World Wars, which ended Ottoman rule, was the formative experience. This volume analyses this complex configuration: why these entanglements became possible; how shared or even contradictory memories have been constructed over the past hundred years, and how differing historiographies have developed. Remembering the Great War in the Middle East reaches towards a new conceptualization of the “long last Ottoman decade” (1912-22), one that places this era and its actors more firmly at the center, instead of on the periphery, of a history of a Greater Europe, a history comprising – as contemporary maps did – Europe, Russia, and the Ottoman world.

National Days/national Ways

National Days/national Ways

Author: Linda K. Fuller

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275972704

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

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From Martin Luther King Day to Waitangi Day, this collection surveys the gamut of national holidays. The celebrations analyzed include anniversaries of independence, religious observances, and government holidays. The analysis of each national day revolves around the role that communications play in uniting a country's citizenry. Countries covered: Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the Ukraine, and the United States.

The Grandchildren

The Grandchildren

Author: Ayse Gul Altinay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351481984

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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The Grandchildren is a collection of intimate, harrowing testimonies by grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Turkey's "forgotten Armenians"—the orphans adopted and Islamized by Muslims after the Armenian genocide. Through them we learn of the tortuous routes by which they came to terms with the painful stories of their grandparents and their own identity. The postscript offers a historical overview of the silence about Islamized Armenians in most histories of the genocide. When Fethiye cetin first published her groundbreaking memoir in Turkey, My Grandmother, she spoke of her grandmother's hidden Armenian identity. The book sparked a conversation among Turks about the fate of the Ottoman Armenians in Anatolia in 1915. This resulted in an explosion of debate on Islamized Armenians and their legacy in contemporary Muslim families. The Grandchildren (translated from Turkish) is a follow-up to My Grandmother, and is an important contribution to understanding survival during atrocity. As witnesses to a dark chapter of history, the grandchildren of these survivors cast new light on the workings of memory in coming to terms with difficult pasts.

Istanbul, City of the Fearless

Istanbul, City of the Fearless

Author: Christopher Houston

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780520343191

Category:

Page: 242

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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 reengineering of the city. Bringing together developments in anthropology, urban studies, cultural geography, and social theory, Christopher Houston offers new insights into the meaning and study of urban violence, military rule, activism and spatial tactics, relations between political factions and ideologies, and political memory and commemoration. This book is both a social history and an anthropological study, investigating how activist practices and the coup not only contributed to the globalization of Istanbul beginning in the 1980s but also exerted their force and influence into the future.

Turkish National Identity and Its Outsiders

Turkish National Identity and Its Outsiders

Author: Ozlem Goner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315462967

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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This book examines the ways in which states and nations are constructed and legitimated through defining and managing outsiders. Focusing on Turkey and the municipality of Dersim – a region that has historically combined different outsider identities, including Armenian, Kurdish, and Alevi identities – the author explores the remembering, transformation and mobilisation of everyday relations of power and the manner in which relationships with the state shape both outsider identities and the conception of the nation itself. Together with a discussion of the recent decade in which the history, identity, and nature of Dersim have been central to various social and political organisations, the author concentrates on three defining periods of state-outsider relationships – the massacre and the following displacements in Dersim known as ‘1938’; the growth of capitalism in Turkey and the leftist movements in Dersim between World War II and the coup d’état of 1980; and the rise of the PKK and the ‘state of exception’ in Dersim in the 1990s – to show how outsiders came to be defined as ‘exceptions to the law’ and how they were managed in different periods. Drawing on archival methods, field research, in-depth and multiple-session interviews and focus groups with three consecutive generations, this book offers a historical understanding of relationships of power and struggle as they are actualised and challenged at particular localities and shaped through the making of outsiderness. As such, it will be of interest to scholars of sociology, anthropology and political science, as well as historians.

Patriarchat im Wandel

Patriarchat im Wandel

Author: Hürcan Asli Aksoy

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593508061

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Der Rückbau der Demokratie und des Säkularismus in der Türkei betrifft unmittelbar auch das Verhältnis zwischen Frauen und Männern. Der Band beleuchtet erstmals die Politik und Geschlechterverhältnisse unter der AKP sowie die aktuellen Positionen und Ziele der vielfältigen feministischen Bewegungen seit den 2000er Jahren bis heute. Mit Blick auf politische, sozioökonomische und kulturelle Entwicklungen zeigen die Autorinnen des Bandes, wie die historisch gewachsenen, weiterhin aktiven Frauenbewegungen in der Türkei mit einem Wiedererstarken patriarchalischer Strukturen konfrontiert sind.

Middle Eastern Christians and Europe

Middle Eastern Christians and Europe

Author: Andreas Schmoller

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643910233

Category:

Page: 266

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Middle Eastern Christians have a long tradition of interacting with Europe. As other minorities they have also "emerged" through relations of European powers with the region. The historical circulation of people and ideas is also relevant for identities of Middle Eastern Christians who have settled in Europe in the past decades. This volume, stemming from an interdisciplinary workshop in Salzburg 2016, brings together both perspectives of entanglement.

Imagining Europe

Imagining Europe

Author: Michael J. Wintle

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9052014310

Category: History

Page: 245

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The authors of this research collection are not so much interested in what Europe thinks of itself, but rather what others think of it. They take a number of scenarios from recent history and examine how Europe has appeared to people in other parts of the world: America, China, the Arab world, for example.