The Settlement Issue in Turkey and the Kurds: An Analysis of Spatical Policies, Modernity and War

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BRILL, Jan 1, 2007 - History - 354 pages
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In seeking to understand village evacuation in the Kurdistan region of Turkey in the 1980s and 1990s, this book focuses on the spatial aspects of the armed conflict. It tries to explain how settlement and resettlement policies and practices in Turkey have been part of a larger project of political and cultural engineering, based on a revision of a classical understanding of modernity as reflected in the work of Durkheim, Mauss, and Tönnies. This interdisciplinary perspective has allowed contributions from sociology to the political sciences and from history to social geography.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Introduction
1
Chapter Two Soldiers and Settlements Turkish CounterInsurgency and the Strategy of Environment Deprivation
43
Chapter Three Settling the Southeast The Rise and Fall of a Rehabilitation Doctrine
93
Chapter Four The Integrated Settlement Network Towards a New Spatial Organization of the Countryside
119
Chapter Five Settlement Issue and Settlement Activities The Colonization of Peoples and Territories
173
Chapter Six Claiming the Land Empirical Observation on the Ground
219
Chapter Seven Summary and Conclusions
281
Maps of the Pilot Projects
321
Bibliography
335
General Index
349
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Joost Jongerden is Assistant Professor at a center for technology-studies associated to the Wageningen University and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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