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dc.contributor.advisorErman, Fatma Tahire
dc.contributor.authorDurakoğlu, Ayşe
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-09T12:19:08Z
dc.date.available2019-09-09T12:19:08Z
dc.date.copyright2019-07
dc.date.issued2019-08
dc.date.submitted2019-08-29
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/52397
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.): Bilkent University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2019.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 102-126).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis studies a municipally orchestrated modernization project in the city of Eskişehir, Turkey, in parallel to neoliberal urban trends. Showing the post-industrial characteristics of a neoliberal urban scene, Eskişehir’s neoliberal city branding entails a specific discourse that is formed around the promotion of modernist/westernist values. Therefore, the theoretical assumption of this study is the contextual variability of neoliberal urban practices. As one of the most tangible aspects of this new urban fabric, municipally produced statues are selected as the research material of this study. In this respect, the research question is, how can municipally subsidized, produced and placed statues in Eskişehir urban center be interpreted in a neoliberal urban setting?”. Therefore, the statues are studied with an interpretive approach and textual analysis is employed as the method. Furthermore, selected statues are discussed in relation to two main themes, which are firstly, the municipal modernization/westernization perspective and secondly, the acculturation of urbanites into adopting proper urban behavior. Consequently, the discussion suggests that the statues deliver a westernist modernization perspective, reveal an early Republican influence, encourage urbanites to adopt proper urban behavior, reveal a contestation against conservative/Islamist municipalities and utilize the modern image of the city as a neoliberal branding practice. The aim of this modernization perspective appears to be the construction of a modern city with modern urbanites and simultaneously make use of this particular branding of the city as a neoliberal urban strategy.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Ayşe Durakoğluen_US
dc.format.extentxi, 133 leaves : illustrations, maps (some colour) ; 30 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectEskişehiren_US
dc.subjectModernizationen_US
dc.subjectMunicipalityen_US
dc.subjectNeoliberal urbanismen_US
dc.subjectStatueen_US
dc.titleA modernization project in a neoliberal urban setting: municipal statues of Eskişehiren_US
dc.title.alternativeNeoliberal kent ortamında bir modernleşme projesi: Eskişehir’de belediye heykellerien_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB128501


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