5 October – The Culture of Politics in Turkey

Political and economic life in Turkey has long relied on highly personalized networks that redistribute power and resources and allow some parts of the population to rise at the expense of others. Is that era now coming to an end with the installation of a single, autocratic leader?

In this lecture, Jenny White will discuss Turkish politics from a cultural and anthropological point of view.
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Jenny White is a social anthropologist and professor at Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies. She served as president of the Turkish Studies Association and of the American Anthropological Association Middle East Section. She authored Muslim Nationalism andthe New Turks (chosen by Foreign Affairs as one of three best books on the Middle East in 2012); Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study in Vernacular Politics (Winner of the 2003 Douglass Prize for best book in Europeanist anthropology); and Money Makes Us Relatives: Women’s Labor in Urban Turkey.

This lecture will be held in English.

Date: 5/10/2017
Time: 6:15-7:30 PM
Place: Ekonomikum, Lecture hall 2
Admission: Free for members, 60 kr for non-members. A one-year membership can be purchased at the event for 100 SEK. We only accept payments in cash or by Swish.

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In collaboration with Folkuniversitetet.

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