Biner, Zerrin Özlem
States of Dispossession
Violence and Precarious Coexistence in Southeast Turkey
Aims and Scope
States of Dispossession highlights everyday experiences in an attempt to understand the persistent and intangible effects of dispossession and the ways people of differing religious and ethnic backgrounds remember, experience, and live with the remains of a violence that is still unfolding.
- 264 pages
- 2 illus.
- UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
- Anthropology; Political Science; Human Rights; Law; Anthropology; Folklore; Linguistics; Middle Eastern Studies; African Studies; Asian Studies
- College/higher education;
"Zerrin Özlem Biner's book offers sharp analysis of how past violence, the built environment, and law shape the circumstances in which different people in the city of Mardin in southeast Turkey confront the present and envision futures."—Stef Jansen, Manchester University
"States of Dispossession is a highly original and rich ethnographic and theoretical work on violence in the Kurdish region of Turkey. It fills a pressing need."—Lale Yalçin-Heckmann, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology