Divided Cyprus: Modernity, History, and an Island in Conflict

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Yiannis Papadakis, Nicos Peristianis, Gisela Welz
Indiana University Press, Jul 18, 2006 - History - 256 pages
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"[U]shers the reader into the complexities of the categorical ambiguity of Cyprus [and]... concentrates... on the Dead Zone of the divided society, in the cultural space where those who refuse to go to the poles gather." -- Anastasia Karakasidou, Wellesley College

The volatile recent past of Cyprus has turned this island from the idyllic "island of Aphrodite" of tourist literature into a place renowned for hostile confrontations. Cyprus challenges familiar binary divisions, between Christianity and Islam, Greeks and Turks, Europe and the East, tradition and modernity. Anti-colonial struggles, the divisive effects of ethnic nationalism, war, invasion, territorial division, and population displacements are all facets of the notorious Cyprus Problem. Incorporating the most up-to-date social and cultural research on Cyprus, these essays examine nationalism and interethnic relations, Cyprus and the European Union, the impact of immigration, and the effects of tourism and international environmental movements, among other topics.

 

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Contents

Process and Person in Cypriot Modernity
30
2 On the Condition of Postcoloniality in Cyprus
47
Toward an Anthropology of Ethnic Autism
66
Political and Social Conflict between Turkish Cypriots and Settlers from Turkey
84
5 Cypriot Nationalism Dual Identity and Politics
100
6 Children Constructing Ethnic Identities in Cyprus
121
An Environmental Conflict in Cyprus
140
8 Gardens and the Nature of Rootedness in Cyprus
158
Displacements Hybridities and Dialogical Frameworks
176
Exhumations of Missing Persons in Cyprus
194
Reflections on an Anthropology of Cyprus
214
List of Contributors
225
Index
227
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About the author (2006)

Yiannis Papadakis is Assistant Professor of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus.

Nicos Peristianis is Executive Dean of Intercollege of Cyprus and President of the Cyprus Sociological Association.

Gisela Welz is Professor and Chair of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

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