Ottomentality : neoliberal governance of culture and neo-ottoman management of diversity
Erdem, Chien Yang
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This essay proposes an alternative concept–Ottomentality–in order to more adequately assess Turkey’s growing neo-Ottoman cultural ensemble. This concept is deployed here to underscore the convergence of neoliberal and neo-Ottoman rationalities and the discursive practices that are developed around them for governing culture and managing a diverse society. The essay contends that the convergence of these two rationalities has significantly transformed the state’s approach to culture as a way of governing the social, constituted a particular knowledge of multiculturalism, and a subject of citizenry increasingly subjected to exclusion and discipline for expressing critical views of this knowledge.
Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi)