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Post-Ottoman Coexistence

Post-Ottoman Coexistence: Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict OPEN ACCESS

Edited by Rebecca Bryant
Series: Space and Place
Copyright Date: 2016
Published by: Berghahn Books
Pages: 276
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    Post-Ottoman Coexistence
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    This study examines a range of Dutch post-war fiction films and also works as an implicit overview on the basis of types of humour, like low-class comedy, neurotic romances; deliberate camp, homosocial jokes, cosmic irony, grotesque satire

    eISBN: 978-1-78533-125-1
    Subjects: Sociology
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    In a sophisticated portrayal of the conflict in Cyprus in the 1960s, Turkish Cypriot director Derviş Zaim’s feature filmShadows and Faces(Zaim 2010) shows the degeneration of relations in one mixed village into intercommunal violence. Zaim is himself a displaced person, and he based his film on his extended family’s experiences of the conflict and on information gathered from oral sources. Like anthropologist Tone Bringa’s documentaryWe Are All Neighbours(Bringa 1993), filmed at the beginning of the Yugoslav War and showing in real time the division of a village into warring factions, Zaim’s film emphasizes the anticipation of...

  2. Part I. Landscapes of Coexistence and Conflict
  3. Part II. Performing Coexistence and Difference
  4. Part III. Negotiating Everyday Coexistence in the Shadow of Conflict

      With the prospect of membership into the European Union (EU) in sight, Turkey has been undergoing a tortuous democratization since the early 2000s. A question at the heart of this process is whether it can deal with its internal diversity, reconcile historical tensions, and heal deep wounds.¹ This involves the rethinking of fundamental concepts like nationhood and belonging, citizenship and rights, and relations between state, authority and religion. This chapter looks at everyday personal and social negotiations in being Armenian in Istanbul and the struggle to claim a coexistent Armenian space within the Turkish nation.²

      One founding myth of the...


      The breakdown of the peace accords, the resumption of the Intifada in 2000, and the numerous military incursions that followed marked a new phase in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Today, Jerusalem is a city cut in two by a security barrier—called a wall by the Palestinians—whose conception and ongoing construction was initiated by the State of Israel in 2006. With the decision to build a security barrier cutting Jerusalem in two—separating the Palestinians of East Jerusalem from other Palestinians and from Israeli citizens—Israel created a visible and impermeable border and in so doing, affirmed the spatial delimitation...


      Although the title of this collective project refers to “shared spaces,” we are for the most part discussing places rather than spaces when we talk of the social aspects of cohabitation and/or antagonism. Places in this context are lived-in spaces or, in more academic terms, sites of inhabitance, while space denotes an area, of general or unlimited extent, indifferently providing the physical setting for such places; hence theOxford English Dictionarynotes that “place” is “a space that can be occupied … a particular spot or area inhabited or frequented by people; a city, a town, a village.”¹ Spaces are...

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