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Retrieving the Dignity of a Cosmopolitan City: Contested Perspectives on Culture, Rights and Ethnicity in Mardin

Biner, Zerrin Özlem (2007) Retrieving the Dignity of a Cosmopolitan City: Contested Perspectives on Culture, Rights and Ethnicity in Mardin. New Perspectives on Turkey, . pp. 31-58. (doi:10.1017/S0896634600004726) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:84433)

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Abstract

This article aims to contribute to the understanding of post-conflict processes in Turkey by focusing on the discourses and practices following the city of Mardin's bid to become a World Heritage Site. It intends to show how cosmopolitanism becomes a contested and dominant discourse for the locals of the city (Kurds, Arabs, and Syriac Christians) to re-articulate the history of the inter-communal relationships and to create a negotiating ground with the state, in order to recover from the moral and economic injuries of the military conflict during the 1990s. In doing so, the article discusses the effects of the accumulated events of past and present on the production of different forms of power relations between the state and its subject-citizens in the post-conflict context of Mardin, Southeastern Turkey.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S0896634600004726
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Signature Themes: Migration and Movement
Depositing User: Zerrin Biner Arroyo-Kalin
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2020 07:22 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/84433 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Biner, Zerrin Özlem: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0466-1423
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