STATE BUILDING AND THE LIMITS OF LEGIBILITY: KINSHIP NETWORKS AND KURDISH RESISTANCE IN TURKEY

@article{Belge2011STATEBA,
  title={STATE BUILDING AND THE LIMITS OF LEGIBILITY: KINSHIP NETWORKS AND KURDISH RESISTANCE IN TURKEY},
  author={C. Belge},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={43},
  pages={95 - 114}
}
  • C. Belge
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
Abstract Following the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923, the twin goals of centralizing state power and inscribing a uniform national identity on all citizens resulted in the proliferation of disciplinary practices that required changes in habits and everyday life as well as in the locus of faith, allegiance, and obedience. Nowhere were the repercussions felt as deeply as in the Kurdish regions, where the urge to create a new citizen sparked considerable resistance. This article… Expand
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