Rethinking Power in Turkey through Everyday Practices
Anthropology of the Middle East
domination, everyday, invisibility, politicisation, resistance, Turkey
In an increasingly authoritarian Turkish context that precludes any serious chance of making tangible political gains, challenging common conception of ‘the political’ may expand our understanding of power dynamics. Attempting to track power relations outside the most official, legitimate, conventional and formalised forms of politics provides alternative and sharper insights into how the political is being reframed and how actors retain, uphold, perpetuate or transform their capacity for agency. In an interdisciplinary perspective, but drawing mainly on anthropological literature and methodology, the issue addresses four questions – both empirically in the Turkish case and more conceptually: politicisation, visibility, social stratification and domination.
<strong>Introduction</strong><br> Rethinking Power in Turkey through Everyday Practices<br> By: Élise Massicard<br> Pages: 1–7<br><br> <strong>Inheriting and Living the Political</strong><br> The Leftist Youth Subculture in Istanbul<br> By: Lorenzo D’Orsi<br> Pages: 8–25<br><br> <strong>Lawyers against the Law</strong><br> The Challenge of Turkish Lawyering Associations<br> By: Joakim Parslow<br> Pages: 26–42<br><br> <strong>Expanding Religion and Islamic Morality in Turkey</strong><br> The Role of the Diyanet’s Women Preachers<br> By: Chiara Maritato<br> Pages: 43–60<br><br> <strong>Dreams from Beyond as Politics from Below</strong><br> The Social Life of Dream Stories within the Hizmet-AKP Conflict in Turkey<br> By: Ida Hartmann<br> Pages: 61–78<br><br> <strong>The Mahalle as Margin of the State</strong><br> Shifting Sensitivities in Two Neighbourhood Spaces of Istanbul<br> By: Urszula Woźniak<br> Pages: 79–94<br><br> <strong>Politics in the Piyasa</strong><br> Marching, Marketing and the Emergence of Gay Identities in Istanbul<br> By: Samuel Williams<br> Pages: 95–112<br><br> <strong>Epilogue</strong><br> Mapping the Topography of Oppression<br> By: Jenny White<br> Pages: 113–124