Crafting Space, Making People: The Spatial Design of Nation in Modern Turkey

@article{Jongerden2009CraftingSM,
  title={Crafting Space, Making People: The Spatial Design of Nation in Modern Turkey},
  author={J. Jongerden},
  journal={European Journal of Turkish Studies. Social Sciences on Contemporary Turkey},
  year={2009},
  volume={2009},
  pages={1-22}
}
  • J. Jongerden
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • European Journal of Turkish Studies. Social Sciences on Contemporary Turkey
Much has been written about identity politics in Turkey, mainly focusing on citizenship issues and analyses of state discourses. This article is concerned with a different dimension of identity-politics: the molding of society and identity through the construction of space. Based on a discussion of two cases, this contribution analyzes state attempts to craft ‘assimilating spaces.’ The first case discusses plans and activities to redesign the countryside in the 20th century. State institutions… Expand
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