Istanbul Open City

Istanbul  Open City
Author: Ipek Türeli
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN 10: 1317111753
ISBN 13: 9781317111757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Istanbul Open City Book Review:

Urban theory traditionally links modernity to the city, to the historical emergence of certain forms of subjectivity and the rise of important developments in culture, arts and architecture. This is often in response to technological, economic and societal transformations in the nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries in select Euro-American metropolises. In contrast, non-Western cities in the modern period are often considered through the lens of Westernization and development. How do we account for urban modernity in "other" cities? This book seeks to highlight cultural creativity by examining the diverse and shifting ways Istanbulites have defined themselves while they debate, imagine, build and consume their city. It focuses on a series of exhibitionary sites, from print press/photography, cinema/films, exhibitions of architectural heritage, theme parks and museums, and explores the links between these popular depictions through shared practices of representation. In doing so it argues that understanding how the future is imagined through images and interpretations of the past can broaden current theoretical thinking about Istanbul and other cities. In line with postcolonial calls for a comparative urbanism that decouples understanding of the modern from its privileged association with Western cities, this book offers a new perspective on the lens of urban modernity. It will appeal to urban geographers and historians, cultural studies scholars, art historians and anthropologists as well as planners, architects and artists.

Istanbul

Istanbul
Author: Nora Fisher-Onar,Susan C. Pearce,E. Fuat Keyman
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2018-02-28
ISBN 10: 0813589118
ISBN 13: 9780813589114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Istanbul Book Review:

Istanbul explores how to live with difference through the prism of an age-old, cutting-edge city whose people have long confronted the challenge of sharing space with the Other. Located at the intersection of trade networks connecting Europe, Asia, and Africa, Istanbul is western and eastern, northern and southern, religious and secular. Heir of ancient empires, Istanbul is the premier city of a proud nation-state even as it has become a global city of multinational corporations, NGOs, and capital flows. Rather than exploring Istanbul as one place at one time, the contributors to this volume focus on the city’s experience of migration and globalization over the last two centuries. Asking what Istanbul teaches us about living with people whose hopes jostle with one’s own, contributors explore the rise, collapse, and fragile rebirth of cosmopolitan conviviality in a once and future world city. The result is a cogent, interdisciplinary exchange about an urban space that is microcosmic of dilemmas of diversity across time and space.

Science without Leisure

Science without Leisure
Author: Harun Küçük
Publsiher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2019-12-31
ISBN 10: 0822987104
ISBN 13: 9780822987109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science without Leisure Book Review:

Science in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Istanbul, Harun Küçük argues, was without leisure, a phenomenon spurred by the hyperinflation a century earlier when scientific texts all but disappeared from the college curriculum and inflation reduced the wages of professors to one-tenth of what they were in the sixteenth century. It was during this tumultuous period that philosophy and theory, the more leisurely aspects of naturalism—and the pursuit of “knowledge for knowledge’s sake”—vanished altogether from the city. But rather than put an end to science in Istanbul, this economic crisis was transformative, turning science into a practical matter, into something one learned through apprenticeship and provided as a service. In Science without Leisure, Küçük reveals how Ottoman science, when measured against familiar narratives of the Scientific Revolution, was remarkably far less scholastic and philosophical and far more cosmopolitan and practical. His book explains why as practical naturalists deployed natural knowledge to lucrative ends without regard for scientific theories, science in the Ottoman Empire over the long term ultimately became the domain of physicians, bureaucrats, and engineers rather than of scholars and philosophers.

The Novel Forms and themes

The Novel  Forms and themes
Author: Franco Moretti
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 950
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780691049489
ISBN 13: 0691049483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Bastard of Istanbul

The Bastard of Istanbul
Author: Elif Shafak
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-01-29
ISBN 10: 1440635846
ISBN 13: 9781440635847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bastard of Istanbul Book Review:

A “vivid and entertaining” (Chicago Tribune) tale about the tangled history of two families, from the author of The Forty Rules of Love and The Architect’s Apprentice "Zesty, imaginative . . . a Turkish version of Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club." --USA Today As an Armenian American living in San Francisco, Armanoush feels like part of her identity is missing and that she must make a journey back to the past, to Turkey, in order to start living her life. Asya is a nineteen-year-old woman living in an extended all-female household in Istanbul who loves Jonny Cash and the French existentialists. The Bastard of Istanbul tells the story of their two families--and a secret connection linking them to a violent event in the history of their homeland. Filed with humor and understanding, this exuberant, dramatic novel is about memory and forgetting, about the need to examine the past and the desire to erase it, and about Turkey itself.

A Strangeness in My Mind

A Strangeness in My Mind
Author: Orhan Pamuk
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2015-10-20
ISBN 10: 0307361284
ISBN 13: 9780307361288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Strangeness in My Mind Book Review:

From one of our greatest, a panoramic new novel, his first since Museum of Innocence, bringing us into Istanbul's underground through the eyes of a struggling street vendor. Mevlut, an Istanbul street vendor, has spent his whole life selling a local alcoholic drink. It is the 1990s, and although there were once thousands of boza vendors walking the frozen streets of the city, Mevlut now cuts a lonely figure on snowy winter nights. Falling deeply into debt, and desperate to marry off his incompetent son and satisfy his mistress, Mevlut turns to his old friend Ferhat, who collects payments on electric bills. The partners traverse the back streets of middle class neighbourhoods and shantytowns, venture into flats, shops and restaurants of the poor, relishing their power to punish cheaters and collect bribes. The dangers of Instanbul's underbelly eventually catch up with Mevlut, and he is attacked by a pack of dogs, hospitalized, robbed by bandits and beaten and threatened at every turn. Istanbul is exposed as a city with a rich and dynamic underground culture which seeps into its secular business centres and mainstream society. Mevlut serves as a flighty guide, occasionally attuned to the city's nuances, but with a wild imagination and insticts tainted by desperation.

Snow Snow Snow

Snow  Snow  Snow
Author: Lee Harper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2010-11-16
ISBN 10: 144242706X
ISBN 13: 9781442427068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snow Snow Snow Book Review:

Three animal friends wake up to discover that a big storm the night before has made the world a winter wonderland just ready for the perfect sledding day. Told in pleasingly spare text with vibrant watercolor illustration, SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! will enchant parents and children alike.

Crime and Punishment in Istanbul

Crime and Punishment in Istanbul
Author: Fariba Zarinebaf
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-01-10
ISBN 10: 0520947568
ISBN 13: 9780520947566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime and Punishment in Istanbul Book Review:

This vividly detailed revisionist history exposes the underworld of the largest metropolis of the early modern Mediterranean and through it the entire fabric of a complex, multicultural society. Fariba Zarinebaf maps the history of crime and punishment in Istanbul over more than one hundred years, considering transgressions such as riots, prostitution, theft, and murder and at the same time tracing how the state controlled and punished its unruly population. Taking us through the city's streets, workshops, and houses, she gives voice to ordinary people—the man accused of stealing, the woman accused of prostitution, and the vagabond expelled from the city. She finds that Istanbul in this period remains mischaracterized—in part by the sensational and exotic accounts of European travelers who portrayed it as the embodiment of Ottoman decline, rife with decadence, sin, and disease. Linking the history of crime and punishment to the dramatic political, economic, and social transformations that occurred in the eighteenth century, Zarinebaf finds in fact that Istanbul had much more in common with other emerging modern cities in Europe, and even in America.

Meet Me in Istanbul

Meet Me in Istanbul
Author: Richard Chisholm
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781405077057
ISBN 13: 1405077050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Landscapes of Music in Istanbul

Landscapes of Music in Istanbul
Author: Alex G. Papadopoulos,Asli Duru
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-09-30
ISBN 10: 3839433584
ISBN 13: 9783839433584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscapes of Music in Istanbul Book Review:

Everyday articulations of music, place, urban politics, and inclusion/exclusion are powerfully present in Istanbul. This volume analyzes landscapes of music, community, and exclusion across a century and a half. An interdisciplinary group of scholars and artists presents four case studies: the rembetika, the music of the Asiks, the Zakir/Alevi tradition, and hip-hop, in Beyoglu, Üsküdar, the gentrifying Sulukule neighborhood, and across the metropolis.

Istanbul and the Civilization of the Ottoman Empire

Istanbul and the Civilization of the Ottoman Empire
Author: Bernard Lewis
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1963
ISBN 10: 9780806110608
ISBN 13: 0806110600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Istanbul and the Civilization of the Ottoman Empire Book Review:

Administration, society and intellectual life of the Turkish Empire during the two centuries that followed the capture of Constantinople in 1453.

Istanbul City of the Fearless

Istanbul  City of the Fearless
Author: Christopher Houston
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 0520343204
ISBN 13: 9780520343207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Istanbul City of the Fearless Book Review:

Based on extensive field research in Turkey, Istanbul, City of the Fearless explores social movements and the broader practices of civil society in Istanbul in the critical years before and after the 1980 military coup, the defining event in the neoliberal reengineering of the city. Bringing together developments in anthropology, urban studies, cultural geography, and social theory, Christopher Houston offers new insights into the meaning and study of urban violence, military rule, activism and spatial tactics, relations between political factions and ideologies, and political memory and commemoration. This book is both a social history and an anthropological study, investigating how activist practices and the coup not only contributed to the globalization of Istanbul beginning in the 1980s but also exerted their force and influence into the future.

Diaspora of the City

Diaspora of the City
Author: İlay Romain Örs
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2017-11-10
ISBN 10: 113755486X
ISBN 13: 9781137554864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diaspora of the City Book Review:

As the former capital of two great empires—Eastern Roman and Ottoman—Istanbul has been home to many diverse populations, a condition often glossed as cosmopolitanism. The Greek-speaking Christian Orthodox community (Rum Polites) is among the oldest in the urban society, yet their leading status during the centuries of imperial cosmopolitanism has faded. They have even been brought to the brink of disappearance in their home city. Scattered around the world as a result of the homogenizing tendencies of nationalism, the Rum Polites in the diaspora of Istanbul (“the City” or Poli) continue to identify with its cosmopolitan legacy, as vividly shown through their everyday practices of distinction and cultural memory. By exploring the shifting meaning of cosmopolitanism in spatial and temporal contexts, Diaspora of the City examines how experiences of forced displacement can highlight changing conceptualizations of what constitutes a local, diasporic, minority, or migrant community in different multicultural urban settings, past and present.

A History of the Jewish Community in Istanbul

A History of the Jewish Community in Istanbul
Author: Minna Rozen
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2010-10-15
ISBN 10: 9004185895
ISBN 13: 9789004185890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Jewish Community in Istanbul Book Review:

This volume presents the transformation of the Greek-speaking Jewish community of Byzantine Constantinople into an Ottoman, ethnically diversified immigrant community. As the Ottomans influenced its cultural and social values, the community strived to preserve its boundaries with the surrounding society.

My Father s Suitcase

My Father s Suitcase
Author: Orhan Pamuk
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780571238613
ISBN 13: 0571238610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Father s Suitcase Book Review:

Judgment At Istanbul

Judgment At Istanbul
Author: Vahakn N. Dadrian,Taner Akçam
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2011-12-30
ISBN 10: 085745286X
ISBN 13: 9780857452863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judgment At Istanbul Book Review:

Turkey's bid to join the European Union has lent new urgency to the issue of the Armenian Genocide as differing interpretations of the genocide are proving to be a major reason for the delay of the its accession. This book provides vital background information and is a prime source of legal evidence and authentic Turkish eyewitness testimony of the intent and the crime of genocide against the Armenians. After a long and painstaking effort, the authors, one an Armenian, the other a Turk, generally recognized as the foremost experts on the Armenian Genocide, have prepared a new, authoritative translation and detailed analysis of the Takvim-i Vekâyi, the official Ottoman Government record of the Turkish Military Tribunals concerning the crimes committed against the Armenians during World War I. The authors have compiled the documentation of the trial proceedings for the first time in English and situated them within their historical and legal context. These documents show that Wartime Cabinet ministers, Young Turk party leaders, and a number of others inculpated in these crimes were court-martialed by the Turkish Military Tribunals in the years immediately following World War I. Most were found guilty and received sentences ranging from prison with hard labor to death. In remarkable contrast to Nuremberg, the Turkish Military Tribunals were conducted solely on the basis of existing Ottoman domestic penal codes. This substitution of a national for an international criminal court stands in history as a unique initiative of national self-condemnation. This compilation is significantly enhanced by an extensive analysis of the historical background, political nature and legal implications of the criminal prosecution of the twentieth century's first state-sponsored crime of genocide.

Contemporary Turkey at a Glance

Contemporary Turkey at a Glance
Author: Kristina Kamp,Ayhan Kaya,E. Fuat Keyman,Ozge Onursal Besgul
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN 10: 3658049162
ISBN 13: 9783658049164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Turkey at a Glance Book Review:

Turkey has witnessed significant social, cultural, and political change over the last decades. This transformation has manifested itself in all segments of society and resulted in the alteration of political ideologies and institutions. The twelve authors of this volume shed light on the complexities of a changing Turkey through an interdisciplinary perspective. Their application of novel conceptual approaches and methodologies make this book a unique contribution to the study of modern Turkey.

The 1720 Imperial Circumcision Celebrations in Istanbul

The 1720 Imperial Circumcision Celebrations in Istanbul
Author: Sinem Erdoğan İşkorkutan
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-09-25
ISBN 10: 9004437568
ISBN 13: 9789004437562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 1720 Imperial Circumcision Celebrations in Istanbul Book Review:

This book presents the holistic examination of the 1720 Ottoman imperial circumcision festival through a combined analysis of the hitherto unknown archival sources, contemporary narratives as well as book paintings.

Orienting Istanbul

Orienting Istanbul
Author: Deniz Göktürk,Levent Soysal,Ipek Tureli
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-07-02
ISBN 10: 1136920021
ISBN 13: 9781136920028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orienting Istanbul Book Review:

Looking at the globalization, urban regeneration, arts events and cultural spectacles, this book considers a city not until now included in the global city debate. Divided into five parts, each preceded by an editorial introduction, this book is an interdisciplinary study of an iconic city, a city facing conflicting social, political and cultural pressures in its search for a place in Europe and on the world stage in the twenty-first century.

Last Letter from Istanbul

Last Letter from Istanbul
Author: Lucy Foley (Novelist)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9781528863377
ISBN 13: 1528863372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Letter from Istanbul Book Review:

Constantinople, 1921. Each day Nur gazes across the waters of the Bosphorus to her childhood home, a grand white house, nestled on the opposite bank. Memories float on the breeze - the fragrance of the fig trees, the saffron sunsets of languid summer evenings. But now those days are dead. The house has been transformed into an army hospital, it is a prize of war in the hands of the British. And as Nur weaves through the streets carrying the embroideries that have become her livelihood, Constantinople swarms with Allied soldiers - a reminder of how far her she and her city have fallen. The most precious thing in Nur's new life is the orphan in her care - a boy with a terrible secret. When he falls dangerously ill Nur's world becomes entwined with the enemy's. She must return to where she grew up, and plead for help from Medical Officer George Monroe.