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Istanbul : Between the Global and the Local - Caglar Keyder


Between the Global and the Local

By: Caglar Keyder (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th January 1999
ISBN: 9780847694952
Number Of Pages: 210

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An investigation of the processes of globalization in the context of Istanbul - one of the oldest and grandest of world cities. Istanbul is usually identified as a battleground between East and West, between Islam and secularism. Yet the authors argue that beyond these cliches lies a complex reality shaped by an ongoing struggle over the soul of the city and the identity of its inhabitants. Istanbulites try to accommodate, understand, challenge and shape the sweeping transformations that globalization has brought to their city. Explaining the course of the conflicts and the compromises involved in maintaining a precarious urbanity, this volume focuses on the fields of struggle ranging from politics to heritage, humour to music, public space to housing.

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The most refreshing new book on the 'world city' debate to appear in the last decade. The essays open up the conflictual cultural politics of 'going global' in a cosmopolitan city that has long belonged to different worlds. The authors provide fascinating insights into the uncertain outcomes that globalization has brought to Istanbul. It's original, lively, and puts culture and politics right back on the agenda.--Anthony King, SUNY Binghamton

Acknowledgmentp. vii
The Settingp. 3
Culture and Politics of Identity
Who Owns the Old Quarters? Rewriting Histories in a Global Erap. 31
Istanbul of the Conqueror: The "Alternative Global City" Dreams of Political Islamp. 47
The Historical Construction of Local Culture: Gender and Identity in the Politics of Secularism versus Islamp. 59
Islamic Chicp. 77
Contested Positions
Istanbulites and Others: The Cultural Cosmology of Being Middle Class in the Era of Globalismp. 95
Sounding Out: The Culture Industries and the Globalization of Istanbulp. 121
Negotiating Space
The Housing Market from Informal to Globalp. 143
Where Do You Hail From? Localism and Networks in Istanbulp. 161
A Tale of Two Neighborhoodsp. 173
Synopsisp. 187
Indexp. 199
About the Editor and Contributorsp. 201
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ISBN: 9780847694952
ISBN-10: 084769495X
Series: World Social Change
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 28th January 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 14.81  x 1.25
Weight (kg): 0.3