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dc.contributor.advisorCaton, Steven C.
dc.contributor.authorDay, John William
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-21T16:15:31Z
dc.date.issued2013-08-21
dc.date.submitted2013
dc.identifier.citationDay, John William. 2013. In the City, Out of Place: Dispossession and the Economics of Belonging in Southeastern Turkey. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/gsas.harvard:11039en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10973942
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation analyzes everyday talk about livelihoods, or about the challenges of work and getting by, among displaced Kurds in the city of Diyarbakır in southeastern Turkey. Over the past two decades, Diyarbakır has grown dramatically with the influx of tens of thousands of displaced and dispossessed rural Kurds uprooted by state policies of forced migration. These policies were designed with two strategic aims in mind: eliminating rural support networks for the Kurdish armed rebellion (the PKK), and concentrating populations in less dispersed and thus theoretically more easily policed spaces. However, it is argued here that while the former ambition has perhaps succeeded, the displacement and dispossession of rural Kurds throughout the 1990s, rather than suppressing dissent, has generated new fields and new forms of political struggle. Based on two years of fieldwork in Diyarbakır, this study explores the ways in which ordinary talk about livelihoods, about how to make a living and pay the bills, is, in this context, about more than ‘the economy’ alone. The interplay of people’s efforts to rebuild life and livelihood and the semiotic interpretation of these efforts is analyzed as a rich and under-appreciated site for the everyday practical generation of the political in Kurdish Turkey. This study contributes to the anthropology of Kurdish Turkey and of the Middle East, as well as to theories of displacement and dispossession, evaluative discourse, and the pragmatics of political stance.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAnthropologyen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectMiddle Eastern studiesen_US
dc.subjectcultural anthropologyen_US
dc.titleIn the City, Out of Place: Dispossession and the Economics of Belonging in Southeastern Turkeyen_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dash.depositing.authorDay, John William
dc.date.available2013-08-21T16:15:31Z
thesis.degree.date2013en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology and Middle Eastern Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Universityen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSubramanian, Ajanthaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTheidon, Kimberlyen_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedDay, John William


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