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dc.contributor.authorBatuman, B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-31T06:51:14Z
dc.date.available2019-01-31T06:51:14Z
dc.date.issued2013-03-01en_US
dc.identifier.issn2045-5895
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/48571
dc.description.abstractThe protest encampment established by the workers of TEKEL (meaning ‘monopoly’ in Turkish), the privatized former state enterprise that had held a monopoly on the production of tobacco and alcoholic beverages since 1925, stood in downtown Ankara for two and a half months despite the harsh winter conditions of 2010. The encampment created significant political impetus although it was ultimately not successful in obtaining its goals. Nevertheless, the camp was significant in terms of the spatial formation of public space. Pursuant to the global wave of protests in 2011, apart from being a response to the deprivation created by neo-liberalism, the TEKEL resistance also generated a particular form of urban spatial encampment. This article discusses the formation of the TEKEL encampment and the applicable embodied practices that emerged from it. The TEKEL encampment is dealt with in two ways. On the one hand, it is investigated amidst the processes of appropriation of public urban space. On the other hand, it is explored through the lens of the TEKEL workers’ nomadic living conditions, dictated to them by the neo-liberal employment regime.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleInternational Journal of Islamic Architectureen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1386/ijia.2.1.77_1en_US
dc.subjectAnkaraen_US
dc.subjectSakarya districten_US
dc.subjectTEKELen_US
dc.subjectNomadic architectureen_US
dc.subjectPolitical encampmenten_US
dc.subjectPolitics of public spaceen_US
dc.subjectProtest campen_US
dc.titlePolitical encampment and the architecture of public space: TEKEL resistance in Ankaraen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Urban Design and Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.citation.spage77en_US
dc.citation.epage100en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber2en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber1en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1386/ijia.2.1.77_1en_US
dc.publisherIntellecten_US


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