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Noah Aromand on his book, Fixing Stories

| , February 17th, 2022

Interview by Susan Seizer https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/fixing-stories/3A0E3C4880CBDC00252AEC4EBE11B9E2 Susan Seizer: Please briefly explain your choice of the term “fixers” and desc…

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Egypt in 1876

tabsir , October 20th, 2021

The British diplomat Sir Valentine Chirol (1852-1929) wrote a memoir entitled Fifty Years in a Changing World (New York: Harcourt and Brace, 1928). Among the areas in the…


Online Books in Halle

tabsir , October 16th, 2021

At least 337 Books published in Germany on Islam and history of the Middle East are available to read online or download. Most are in German but a…


Caroline McKusick takes the page 99 test

| , September 27th, 2021

I find myself, on page 99, in the middle of a crisis of translation. Unsurprising, given that my “in” to dissertation fieldwork resembled that of many anthropologists, who…

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A Wolff in Shepherd’s Clothing, #3

tabsir , September 5th, 2021

Dervish; photograph by Sevryugin Anton (1830 – 1933), the official photographer of the Imperial Court of Iran In the early 19th century there was a florescence of Protestant…


Harnessing Indeterminacy: The Technopolitics of Hydrocarbon Prospects

Zeynep Oguz , July 20th, 2021

A drillship in the sea. Resource: Unsplash. Amidst an international crisis sparked by the scandalous confessions of a mafia boss and a pollution and climate change-triggered marine disaster…


On Online News Making, Cultural Translation, and Journalism Industry in Exile

K. Zeynep Sariaslan , April 8th, 2021

Journalism is under attack in many contexts from Hungary to the United States. In Turkey, the situation is not different. Autocracy changed the profession radically and forced some…


Clampdown. How Turkey’s New Internet Law Threatens Journalists

K. Zeynep Sarıaslan , March 17th, 2021

The free use of the internet has been subject to growing censorship pressure in Turkey for years. However, the new internet law that came into effect in 2020…

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Cultures of Hygiene: Interview with Claudia Liebelt

Claudia Liebelt , June 24th, 2020

This interview was completed and edited between 25 and 29 May, 2020 over E-mail in Berlin.   What is your current research during the Corona pandemic about? What…


Magical #afterlives in post-genocidal Turkey

Çiçek İlengiz , May 21st, 2020

One enters the city of Dersim, surrounded by the steep holy Munzur Mountains in central Anatolia, after showing one’s ID at several security check points along the way….


Turkish Cemeteries for the “Unknown” — #Afterlives

Asli Zengin , May 19th, 2020

I first heard about the Cemetery for the Unknown from a friend, Ceyda, while returning from the funeral of her friend, Sibel. Sibel was a trans woman sex…


#Afterlives: Presumed Dead but Lived On

Erol Saglam , May 15th, 2020

Treasures and Discreet Afterlives of Greek Heritage in Contemporary Turkey Treasure hunts have long been a common practice, constituting one of the primary problems for heritage preservation in…


HIV: God’s punishment for sexual deviants or a holy gift against Corona? by Tankut Atuk

Tankut Atuk , May 12th, 2020

In Turkey, HIV has never been considered a “Turkish” issue, but an issue of Eastern European sex workers and Western queers, both perceived as sexual deviants. However, according…


COVID-19: A Simulacrum of the Climate Crisis?

Rebecca_Irons , April 23rd, 2020

HACER GÖREN Contrary to the once dominant optimism among the public that “Turkey is safe and secure”, COVID-19 has not skipped Turkey either. Yes, it is a single…

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Technologies of Representation: Possibilities of Social Media in Tarlabaşı, Istanbul

Alize Arıcan , February 6th, 2020

Image posted by Selahaddin Abi on Facebook “Every week somebody comes here to take photos of our laundry and put it up on the internet. Today, I took…


Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The No-Map and the Fear of Being in the No Go World

Ignacio Fradejas-García , September 26th, 2019

The NGO personnel in Gaziantep’s office (Turkey) was in shock. Little groups were talking loudly in Arabic, or keeping their lips firmly closed. “It was an air-strike”, my…


Ståle Knudsen: Debts and the end for infrastructure fetishism in Turkey

Focaal Web Editor , August 5th, 2019

The immense new Istanbul Airport, additional spectacular bridges over the straights, the Marmaray metro/train tunnel under the Bosporus, high-speed trains, highways, extension of the Istanbul metro ne…


Review of 2018, Part 3 (July–September): The Trade War plus Cold War II

Maximilian C. Forte , December 22nd, 2018

JULY June was a month so heavily saturated with key turning point events, that it seemed like the longest month of the year—but then July came. Already, on…


Review of 2018, Part 1 (January–March): Unloading the American Empire

Maximilian C. Forte , December 21st, 2018

In memory of James Laxer, n. December 22, 1941, d. February 23, 2018, prolific author, and an inspiration to all Canadian academics to think for ourselves. JANUARY A…


Fighting America, One iPhone at a Time

Oguz Alyanak , December 18th, 2018

Boycotts, illusions and the making of the new Turkey Find it absurd. Find it irrational. But while those infuriated with Nike in the United States were busy cutting…

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Cemile Gizem Dinçer and Eda Sevinin: Migration, activist research, and the politics of location: An interview with Nicholas De Genova (part 2)

Focaal Web Editor , November 14th, 2018

The second part of this interview with Nicholas De Genova moves into an analysis of the so-called refugee crisis since 2015 and possibilities for militant academic research that…


Cemile Gizem Dinçer and Eda Sevinin: Migration, activist research, and the politics of location: An interview with Nicholas De Genova (part 1)

Focaal Web Editor , November 12th, 2018

In Turkey, especially after the Syrians’ arrival following 2011, the field of migration studies has more or less confined itself to mainstream discussions such as integration, social cohesion,…


Book Review: Hotels and Highways: The Construction of Modernization Theory in Cold War Turkey by Begüm Adalet

Rose Deller , August 21st, 2018

In Hotels and Highways: The Construction of Modernization Theory in Cold War Turkey, Begüm Adalet offers an account of the historical construction of the ‘Turkish Model’ as a manufactured …

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On Thinking with People and their Escapes: A Review of Unfinished through Storytelling by Onur Günay

Onur Günay , May 23rd, 2018

Unfinished: The Anthropology of Becoming João Biehl and Peter Locke, editors Duke University Press, 2017. 400 pages.   If hierarchy is the key to sociological knowledge production, what…