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Ronald L Jackson and Murali Balaji

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780252036514

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252036514.001.0001

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Disposable Masculinities in Istanbul

Disposable Masculinities in Istanbul

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(p.75) 3 Disposable Masculinities in Istanbul
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Global Masculinities and Manhood
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Nil Mutluer

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036514.003.0004

This chapter examines the intersections of gender, ethnicity, nationalism, sexuality, and class interactions among Kurdish minorities who were victims of forced migration. These men and their families were relocated to the Tarlabaş ı section in the center of contemporary Istanbul, Turkey. The chapter not only articulates the institutional forces that oppressed this minority, but documents and analyzes the counter discourses and tactics that the Kurdish minority used to subvert and resist Turkish nationalism. Using Mignolo's concept of “border thinking,” it lays out the various ways internally displaced Kurdish men negotiated their identities between these binaries. The analysis enables readers to comprehend the social structures that impinge on these men, while at the same time it keenly observes them as agents that contest and reshape traditional, national, and neoliberal formations.

Keywords:   Turkey, Kurdish men, minorities, forced migration, gender, ethnicity, nationalism, sexuality, social class, Mignolo

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