Crafting symbolic geographies in modern Turkey: Kurdish assimilation and the politics of (re)naming

@inproceedings{akir2014CraftingSG,
  title={Crafting symbolic geographies in modern Turkey: Kurdish assimilation and the politics of (re)naming},
  author={B. Çakir},
  year={2014}
}
  • B. Çakir
  • Published 2014
  • Geography
  • textabstractPlace is a social site of meaning and memory. The critical appreciation of place and its link to power in toponymic studies involve the identity politics of place naming. This paper discusses the relationship between the naming of places and identity construction in Turkey. First, conceptualized as a hegemonic practice, the Turkification of toponyms in the Kurdish region of the country is argued to be part of a broader system of assimilation. Supported by the imposition of… CONTINUE READING

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