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dc.contributor.authorErdentuğ, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBurçak, B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T10:42:38Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T10:42:38Z
dc.date.issued1998en_US
dc.identifier.issn0309-1317
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/25310
dc.description.abstractDetermining the 'tensions, conflicts and social changes' in the city through symbolic configurations and shifting images has been a recent dimension in the study of urban culture. This is the perspective taken in this article. A brief introduction of Turkey and Ataturk is followed by a study of urban symbols. Starting with those of the Ottoman period, these include monuments and statues; the names of city squares, parks and shops; and the street names and official city emblems since the settlement became the capital in 1923. The city itself was the symbol of national independence and the new republic in the 1920s and 1930s. Fluctuations over the years, in the preference for certain names or artefacts, reflect the shifts from nation-building to clashes of political ideologies and, more recently, an 'identity crisis' that the nation has overtly been experiencing. The study is based on observations that are supported by publications from libraries and private collections, including memoirs. Further material has been provided by informal talks with people from all backgrounds, including the recollections of the author Erdentug, who has lived in the city since 1956, and the reminiscences of her parents commencing twenty years before this date.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleInternational Journal of Urban and Regional Researchen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.00163en_US
dc.titlePolitical tuning in Ankara, a capital, as reflected in its urban symbols and imagesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.citation.spage589en_US
dc.citation.epage601en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber22en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber4en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1468-2427.00163en_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_US


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