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Gaining Freedoms : Claiming Space in Istanbul and Berlin

By: Turam, Berna.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (265 p.).ISBN: 9780804794527.Subject(s): Istanbul (Turkey) -- Politics and government -- 21st century | Istanbul (Turkey) -- Social conditions -- 21st century | Political participation -- Turkey -- Istanbul | Public spaces -- Political aspects -- Germany -- Berlin | Public spaces -- Political aspects -- Turkey -- Istanbul | Social conflict -- Germany -- Berlin | Social conflict -- Turkey -- Istanbul | Turks -- Germany -- Berlin -- Politics and governmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gaining Freedoms : Claiming Space in Istanbul and BerlinDDC classification: 306.20089/9435043155 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: Gaining Freedoms reveals a new locus for global political change: everyday urban contestation. Cities are often assumed hotbeds of socio-economic division, but this assessment overlooks the importance of urban space and the everyday activities of urban life for empowerment, emancipation, and democratization. Through proximity, neighborhoods, streets, and squares can create unconventional power contestations over lifestyle and consumption. And through struggle, negotiation, and cooperation, competing claims across groups can become platforms to defend freedom and rights from government encroach
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Gaining Freedoms reveals a new locus for global political change: everyday urban contestation. Cities are often assumed hotbeds of socio-economic division, but this assessment overlooks the importance of urban space and the everyday activities of urban life for empowerment, emancipation, and democratization. Through proximity, neighborhoods, streets, and squares can create unconventional power contestations over lifestyle and consumption. And through struggle, negotiation, and cooperation, competing claims across groups can become platforms to defend freedom and rights from government encroach

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Berna Turam is Associate Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Northeastern University. She is the author of Between Islam and the State: The Politics of Engagement (Stanford, 2006).

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