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dc.contributor.authorTuncer-Gürkaş, Ezgi
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-20T12:19:20Z
dc.date.available2020-12-20T12:19:20Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1206-3312
dc.identifier.issn1552-8308
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1177/1206331217741080en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12469/3608
dc.description.abstractTurkey's border with Syria today is a laboratory in which biopolitics and the spectacle coincide in new ways. As a consequence of the ongoing war between the state and Kurdish insurgents, and the state of emergency accompanying it, this border region has incrementally transformed into a zone of indistinction in which the spatial concepts of inside and outside interpenetrate. As exception is normalized, the logic of the camp (in Agamben's sense) tends to become a dispositif. Exceptional routines are being exercised in this border region both to (re)construct the figure of the Kurd as a citizen and to generalize the domain of the camp, while also producing bare life in the context of counterterrorism. However, the Kurd as a subject cannot be ambiguously constructed, neither can the region be politically homogenized. Based on multisited fieldwork in the border city of Mardin, I claim that this zone of indistinction is simultaneously the place of revolt and resistance for the Kurdish case. Against this backdrop, the article argues the practical implications of counterterrorism policies in the region by focusing on how the state of exception is enforced on the Kurdish population as a biopolitical tool while being represented as a public spectacle to the rest of Turkey.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Incen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccessen_US
dc.subjectBorderen_US
dc.subjectAgambenen_US
dc.subjectExceptionen_US
dc.subjectSpectacleen_US
dc.subjectTerroren_US
dc.subjectKurdsen_US
dc.subjectTurkeyen_US
dc.titleBorder as "Zone of Indistinction": The State of Exception and the Spectacle of Terror Along Turkey's Border With Syriaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.startpage322en_US
dc.identifier.endpage335en_US
dc.relation.journalSpace and Cultureen_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.volume21en_US
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000438091600008en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1206331217741080en_US
dc.contributor.khasauthorTuncer-Gürkaş, Ezgien_US


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