The Politics of Culture in Turkey, Greece & Cyprus : Performing the Left Since the Sixties
This book explores the intersection between the politics and cultures of the Left since the sixties in Turkey, Greece and Cyprus. With the use of 12 case studies, the contributors expose the moments in which the Left has been claimed and performed, not only through political manifestos and traditional political boundaries, but also through corporeal acts, discursive practices and affective encounters. These are all transformed into distinct modalities of everyday life and conduct, which are commemorated, narrated or sung, versed, painted, or captured in photographic images and on reels of tape. By focusing on culture and performance, this book highlights the complex link between nationalism and internationalism in left-wing cultures, and illuminates the entanglements between the ways in which left-wingers experienced transitions from dictatorship to democracy and vice versa.
As the first book to analyse cultures and performances of the Left in the three countries, The Politics of Culture in Turkey, Greece and Cyprus causes a rethinking of the boundaries of political practice and fosters new understandings of the formation of diverse expressions of the Left. As such, it will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of cultural and social anthropology, modern European history and political science.
- Hardback | 322 pages
- 159 x 235 x 25.4mm | 789g
- 24 Mar 2017
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 20 Halftones, black and white; 20 Illustrations, black and white
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Bahar Baser, Conventry University in Journal of Contemporary European Studies
About Leonidas Karakatsanis
Nikolaos Papadogiannis is a Teaching Fellow and Co-Director of the Institute for Transnational and Spatial History at the University of St Andrews. His research interests include travel, youth cultures, gender, migration, emotions and European identities