Margins of the Archive: Torture, Heroism, and the Ordinary in Prison No. 5, Turkey

  title={Margins of the Archive: Torture, Heroism, and the Ordinary in Prison No. 5, Turkey},
  author={Serra Hakyemez},
  journal={Anthropological Quarterly},
  pages={107 - 138}
ABSTRACT:This article focuses on the court documents produced during the 1980 military court trials of Kurds charged with crimes against the Turkish state. Tracing the unauthorized movement of documents to a group of human rights advocates, Kurdish activists, and defense lawyers, it asks how an archive of criminal proceedings transformed into an alternative one bearing political aspirations of various kinds. Instead of reading the archive as a textual artifact whose hermeneutic interpretation… Expand
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